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Panzi Accounts Frozen by DRC Government

By Donor Direct Action | Jan 2, 2015
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Deeply alarming news from DRC – Panzi Hospital’s bank accounts seized by Congolese authorities.

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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.

Newsweek article by Dr. Denis Mukwege

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 25, 2014
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Newsweek article by Dr. Denis Mukwege – “Opinion: Transferring Responsibility and Shame From Rape Victims to Rapists”

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.

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Dr. Denis Mukwege on the Skavlan Talkshow in Scandinavia

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 27, 2014
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Dr. Denis Mukwege on the Skavlan Talkshow in Scandinavia.

Dr. Denis Mukwege wins the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 21, 2014
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Congratulations to Dr. Denis Mukwege who won the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014.

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Dr. Mukwege received the Inamori Ethics Prize in Cleveland, Ohio

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 6, 2014
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“Dr. Mukwege is a man of great courage and integrity,” said Inamori Center Director Shannon E. French.

“The problems he addresses evoke such feelings of horror that most people avoid even thinking of them. Dr. Mukwege has helped women all over the world by refusing to turn away and demanding instead that the world confront the issue of sexual violence. He shows compassion and respect for human dignity by both treating and empowering women.”

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Dr. Mukwege nominated for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

By Donor Direct Action | Oct 1, 2014
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Dr Mukwege has been nominated for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought!

The award ceremony will take place in Strasbourg on November 26, 2014.

Read article in French.

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Video: Dr. Jill Biden travels to the DRC and visits Panzi Hospital

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 16, 2014
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Dr. Jill Biden travels to the DRC and visits Panzi Hospital.

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5K Run to Benefit Syrian Women

By Donor Direct Action | May 28, 2014
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On June 14, 2014, 38 runners joined the 3rd Annual Finland Center Midsummer 5K Run in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. They raised $1,100 to support the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace.

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Panzi Hospital 2013 Annual Report

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 25, 2014
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SFVS, Robin Wright Speaks About Battle Against Sexual Violence in DRC

By Donor Direct Action | Apr 8, 2014
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Robin Wright, Goodwill Ambassador for Synergie des Femmes contre les Violences Sexuelles, speaks about her battle against sexual violence in DRC.


Read the article in The Daily Beast.