Save a Mom's Life in the Congo

by International Medical Corps
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo
Save a Mom's Life in the Congo

Project Report | Dec 17, 2010
Marching for Women's Rights in the Congo

By Callie Spaide | Project Leader


In October our staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo marched with 250 International Trade Union Confederation members from more than 160 countries as well as female members of Congolese unions, and civil society groups.  The mass rally aimed to denounce sexual and gender-based violence, and demand social justice for women in the DRC, where sexual violence has been employed as a weapon of war spreading fear, exacerbating ethnic tensions, and destabilizing communities.  

The rally in Bukavu was a sea of color, with women from all over DRC and the world joining in the march.  Dressed in bright clothes made especially for the occasion out of fabric covered in slogans, the participants demanded an end to SGBV.  Young and old marched together as hundreds of women filled the streets to make their voices heard.

Since 1999, International Medical Corps has worked tirelessly to care for the countless women affected by the ongoing violence and unrest in the DRC.  In many remote areas of North and South Kivu Provinces, International Medical Corps is the only international NGO that has maintained a permanent presence. Today, International Medical Corps supports 85 health facilities in the DRC, including 41 in North Kivu, 42 in South Kivu, and two in Maniema.

Our work providing care for women in DRC is possible because of our wonderful supporters – your generosity means the world to us. 


Thank you!

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