What we do

Together with the world-renowned Congolese doctor and activist Denis Mukwege, we make a difference for people affected by wartime sexual violence around the world. We support survivors and use national and international advocacy to achieve lasting, systemic change.

Our initiatives

How we address wartime sexual violence

Connect survivors in a movement

We support women from 14 different countriesĀ from all continents to join forces. Together they are building a global network that connects survivorsĀ of conflict-related sexual violence.

By speaking out, they draw attention to the use of rape as a weapon of war and demand the changes necessary to end the violence and achieve justice.

Holistic care for survivors worldwide

Survivors of sexual violence in conflict need more than medical care. Dr Denis Mukwege and his team at Panzi Hospital have pioneered a holistic approach which combines medical, psychological, legal and socio-economic support.

Together with Panzi, we work to implement the holistic model in different parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and in other countries affected by war.

A global reparations system for survivors

Reparations are an effective tool to provide justice and support survivors and communities. We work with governments worldwide to establish an international reparations system for conflict-related sexual violence.

We envision the International Reparations Initiative as a very direct way to make reparative justice a reality and change the lives of individuals, families and communities worldwide.

Ensure accountability for sexual violence

States have a legal and moral responsibility to protect their citizens and ensure perpetrators are held to account. So far, however, the international community is lacking behind its commitments.

We bring like-minded governments together to inspire joint action, for example through monitoring and the systematic use of sanctions.