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
Total Funding Received to Date: $7,668
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 $7,668 . The original project funding goal was $7,000.