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Denis Mukwege Under Attack for Standing Up for Victims of Sexual Violence

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 7, 2020
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Denis Mukwege won the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago. Now, he’s under attack for standing up for victims of sexual violence.

Remembering Maman Rose

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 11, 2020
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It is with deep sadness that Donor Direct Action grieves the passing of Maman Rose in Goma, DR Congo. A survivor of sexual violence in conflict who…

OPINION: Women, Peace and Security: Let’s Turn Words into Action

By Donor Direct Action | May 3, 2019
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  Dr. Denis Mukwege BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo, May 3 2019 (IPS) – To be able to tackle a problem we must first recognize…

OPINION: UN Security Council should stand in solidarity with survivors of rape in conflict

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 23, 2019
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The honor bestowed on us by the Norwegian Nobel Committee in late 2018, when we jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, comes with tremendous responsibility.…

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Nobel Peace Prize

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 5, 2018
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I am so delighted to share the news with you that Dr. Denis Mukwege, Medical Director of Panzi Hospital in the Congo, has won the…

The Doctor Who’s Saved 46,000 Congolese Women — and Isn’t Done Yet

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 4, 2018
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When Dr. Denis Mukwege was still a child, his father, a pastor, would take him on pilgrimages to visit the sick in Bukavu, a city…

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Support Congolese women peacemakers

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 18, 2017
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65 Congolese women have come together for the first time to plan a more peaceful future for the DRC but need funding to move forward. Watch our video with Meryl Streep, Leymah Gbowee, Lena Dunham, Margot Wallström, Dr. Denis Mukwege, Navi Pillay and Gloria Steinem.

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Dr. Mukwege’s statement on June 19, International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 19, 2017
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Statement of Dr. Denis Mukwege on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict Bukavu  (19 June 2017) –…

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Dr. Denis Mukwege highlighted in Time magazine article

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 15, 2017
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“Heroes often come from the most unlikely of places. Photographer Platon, known for his unflinching close-up portraits of presidents, dictators and other powerful icons of our era, found his in the surgical suites and recovery rooms of a small-town hospital in one of the most traumatized nations on earth, the Democratic Republic of Congo.”

Synergie opens new women’s shelter in DRC

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 22, 2016
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Thanks to generous donations from Donor Direct Action supporters, our partner Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes des Violences has opened this new women’s shelter in…

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Dr. Denis Mukwege visits New York to promote democracy in DRC

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 20, 2016
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“Every day women and girls who have been raped and physically abused in horrendous ways come to my hospital for help,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege. “Many are girls under 10 years old.”

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Panzi Hospital

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 21, 2016
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Noting that important advances have been made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo relating to impunity for sexual violence, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, warned of increased human rights violations as tensions rise in advance of forthcoming elections.


At Panzi hospital, the High Commissioner met with women survivors of sexual violence and with Dr. Denis Mukwege who has treated more than 40,000 victims.