Trauma healing for survivors of sexual and gender based violence
Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) is home to over 70 million - half under 18 years old. Recent civil war and aftermath have led to some 5.4 million deaths, the deadliest conflict since World War II.
Systematic rape and sexual violence against women and girls and the kidnapping of children into youth militias have been widely adopted as tactics of war.
Our local partner
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How we help
2013 was Elayne's third training with local staff at our partner, a safe house and leadership center in Bukavu. Her program not only helps to heal survivors but also builds local capacity, providing job skills and opportunities for social workers and mentors while survivors learn how to set up local healing support groups upon reintegration into their communities.
We currently provide ongoing support via Skype to the social assistants on a case-by-case basis, as needed.
Our partner protects the privacy of the women in its programs. As such, the photos on this page are from other SETH projects in the DR Congo or are stock images. Learn more about our policy of protecting privacy...