SFVS prosecutes legal cases in support of women who were sexually abused and educates communities about the new constitution and laws that were passed in 2006. Currently, SFVS is working with other non-profits and the government to pass a law that would prosecute perpetrators of atrocities during the war in Congo.
SFVS helps women like Christine, who were sexually abused and can identify the perpetrator. Christine was going to the field one day to harvest her beans when she was raped by a group of armed men. She had seen several of them before and believed that they had a disagreement with her husband. She was raped by three men and they left her in the field. Her daughter found her and her husband took her to a SFVS counselor. She decided to prosecute her case with the assistance of SFVS and two of the men were arrested and are now on trial.
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Synergie des Femmes (SFVS)
Goma, North Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Project Leader: Justine Bihamba
Congo, Democratic Republic of the