Democratic Republic of Congo
- What we do:
- Peace & Justice
- Partner Organisations:
- 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.
Working with local partners, we're helping women to learn new skills and get work. For thousands of women and young girls who've been raped we’re providing medical care, trauma counselling, free legal aid to seek justice, and training and small loans so they can support themselves. We're also helping children born of rape to get birth certificates so they 'legally exist' and can go to school and get healthcare if they need it.
To support a more responsible minerals trade we’re helping to collate information on violence against women and children in the mining sector.