Democratic Republic of Congo

What we do:
  • Livelihoods
  • Peace & Justice
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Current projects:

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been devastated by one of Africa's worst civil wars which left over six million people dead. Following the Rwandan genocide in 1994 and the influx of violent groups into eastern DRC, multiple armed groups have terrorised the population. Sexual violence is also a major problem.

For thousands of women and young girls who've been affected by sexual and gender-based violence, we’re providing medical care, trauma counselling, legal aid to seek justice, vocational training, and help to set up small businesses. We’re also providing safe water and savings and credit facilities. For children born of rape, we’re helping to get birth certificates so they 'legally exist' and can access school and healthcare. In addition to this, to support a more responsible minerals trade, we’re contributing to the collation of vital information on violence against women and children in the mining sector.