WEE BOX BIG CHANGE
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.
has been called the rape capital of the world.
Hear their cry.
Together we can help women in DR Congo. SCIAF are providing medical care, trauma counselling and legal assistance to survivors of sexual violence. Working through ouf partners we help women to recover, support themselves and rebuild their lives.
Over the next three years, we'll help 4,000 survivors in the DR Congo get the support they need to recover and start rebuilding their lives.
But thousands more women still need your help. Read their stories today.
When rebels stormed Sylvia’s village, she was abducted at gunpoint. She was held captive for four years and witnessed terrible atrocities.Read more
Angela's home was attacked by rebels. Her husband was shot dead, and she was raped by nine men in front of her children.Read more
Lisa has albinism and also suffers from other health disorders. She was raped by a stranger and now has a young son.Read more
This year £1 = £2
When you give to our WEE BOX BIG CHANGE appeal between 21st Feb and 20th May your donation be doubled by the UK government.
Your donations will help SCIAF’s life changing work around the world, while match funding from the UK government will transform the lives of 4,000 extremely vulnerable women affected by sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.