Thousands of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo need your help right now.

Decades of conflict and chaos in DR Congo have left a legacy of brutality and lawlessness in many areas. Armed groups fight for control of resources such as the precious minerals used in our smart phones. They use sexual violence and the threat of HIV to terrify and control communities. Rape is a weapon of war, used to show power and to shame and humiliate the victims.

Tens of thousands of women have been left injured and traumatised. Survivors are  stigmatised and even disowned by their husbands, families and communities. This has to stop.

We are working to end sexual violence in DR Congo.


and fear are inflicted upon women through sexual violence.



women and girls are raped each year in DR Congo.


DR Congo

has been called the rape capital of the world.

Sylvia's story

When rebels stormed Sylvia’s village, she was abducted at gunpoint. She was held captive for four years and witnessed terrible atrocities.

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Angela's story

Angela's home was attacked by rebels. Her husband was shot dead, and she was raped by nine men in front of her children.

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Lisa's story

Lisa has albinism and also suffers from other health disorders. She was raped by a stranger and now has a young son.

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