Help Rebuild Women's Lives in DRC

by Women for Women International Vetted since 2008


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.

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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.


*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

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

Additional Documentation

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


Women for Women Website
Information on The Greatest Silence Film
60 Minutes Video

Organization Information

Women for Women International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @womenforwomen
Project Leader:
Shannon O'Donnell
Online Marketing Manager
Washington, DC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 124 donors like you, a total of $7,668 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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