Help Rebuild Women's Lives in DRC

$7,696 $0
Raised Remaining


In The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, director Lisa Jackson documents the tragic situation women are forced to deal with at the hands of foreign militias and the Congolese Army.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Greatest Silence highlights the horrific realities of daily life in the DRC, but also the resilience, strength, courage and grace of the people there. Every day, women arrive at our office in the DRC, and even line up outside our Country Directors home, seeking the opportunity to rebuild their lives. With the help of women like Lisa Jackson and programs like 60 Minutes, Women for Women International has been able to deliver our lifesaving programs to women who have lost everything but hope.

How will this project solve this problem?

*Important rights awareness training *Health and literacy training *Job skills training in areas like agriculture and marketing, *Money for food, clothes, and schooling *A support system to help her go from victim to survivor to active citizen

Potential Long Term Impact

* 72% have a greater awareness of their rights * 76.9% report an improved relationship with their family * 80.7% have an improved economic situation * 81.1% of women expressed increased self-confidence

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,696

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,696 .  The original project funding goal was $7,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 125 donors like you, a total of $7,696 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Shannon O'Donnell

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Washington, DC United States

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