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.
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
* 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
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