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Justice for Congolese Survivors of Sexual Violence

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 9, 2019
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On November 7, 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) sentenced Bosco Ntaganda of the Democratic Republic of Congo to 30 years imprisonment for war crimes…

Congolese Activist Addresses UN Security Council on Path To Peace

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 31, 2018
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Although it has been proven time and time again that peace building is more sustainable when women are actively involved, in practice this has rarely…

Speech by Justine Masika Bihamba to UN Security Council, July 26th 2018

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 31, 2018
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Speech by Justine Masika Bihamba to UN Security Council, July 26th 2018 Mr. President, Excellencies, Good morning. I would like to thank the Swedish ambassador…

DRC civil society pushes to change electoral law to promote gender inclusion

By Donor Direct Action | Feb 8, 2018
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Civil society organizations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are arguing that a recently passed law discriminates against women by setting up financial barriers.…

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We risk our lives for peace

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 13, 2017
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I was born in Goma in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a country fraught with security challenges and an unstable…

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The ‘rape capital of the world’? We women in Congo don’t see it that way

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 9, 2017
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“We do not see ourselves as the “rape capital of the world”. Instead, I agree with Liberia’s Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, who called my…

After decades of war, help brave Congolese women lay groundwork for peace

By Donor Direct Action | Sep 27, 2017
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The Congolese Women’s Forum for Peace and Security in Kinshasa, which brought together 65 women from all 26 provinces in the DRC, was coordinated by…

Jane Fonda introduces the work of Synergie des Femmes

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 3, 2017
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Women find refuge from sexual violence

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 31, 2016
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Thanks to generous donations from Donor Direct Action supporters, our partner Synergie des Femmes has opened a new women’s shelter in Goma, in the Democratic…

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Donor Jason Hackmann makes a dream come true for Congolese survivor Maman Rose

By Donor Direct Action | Mar 24, 2015
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While visiting Synergie des Femmes, I met a woman called Maman Rose, who had suffered unimaginable atrocities.

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Justine Bihamba from Synergie des Femmes thanks Synergie’s donors

By Donor Direct Action | Dec 8, 2014
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Thank you from Justine Bihamba to Robin Wright for her campaign “Pour les Femmes” and to all of Synergie’s donors.

Robin Wright – Pour Les Femmes

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 20, 2014
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Robin Wright launches Pour Les Femmes to benefit Synergie des Femmes contre les Violences Sexuelles and support their efforts to help survivors of sexual violence in the Congo.