Heroes in DR Congo
We’re immensely grateful for the heroes in society - those who put their lives at risk for the greater good of humanity.
Whether they're helping to fight coronavirus here in Scotland, or supporting victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our partners in DR Congo do their best to make the world a better place – in challenging, heart-breaking, and often dangerous circumstances.
In the east of the country, they are working in some of the most violent and dangerous places on earth.
Together, they are our heroes.
Dr. Michael Chanekire
A doctor who specialises in treating women affected by sexual violence.Read more
Thérèse Mema Mapenzi
A mother of four who runs an organisation that provides psychological support to women desperate for help.Learn more
A lawyer who is dedicated to bringing those who commit rape to justice.Read more
Archbishop François Xavier Maroy is a hero to his flock who has faced multiple assassination attempts. He works closely with SCIAF to provide medical care and psychological support for victims of sexual violence. Read his story today.