Violence against women in Congo

Even after the end of the war, hundreds of thousands of women and children are raped every year in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Panzi Hospital in Bukavu serves the survivors of this epidemic of sexual violence.

The hospital also has a daycare for children conceived as a result of sexual violence.

Susannah Breslin at The Reverse Cowgirl found out more about what we can do to help. I’ll quote here, but I recommend reading the whole post:

If readers wish to contribute funds they can do it through the Bank Account of Panzi General Reference Hospital, to which they can send their donation. Please mark the check or bank transfer with “VVS project” (“Victims de Violence Sexuelle Projet”, in other words, Victims of Sexual Violence project). This is the project that is run within the infrastructure of the Panzi hospital and in which we treat and rehabilitate the raped women. The hospital is owned and run by the organisation called CEPAC.

Account number: 170-0362031-93 (USD account)
Title of receiver: 8ème CEPAC V/C HOPITAL GENERAL DE REFERENCE DE PANZI
BANQUE COMMERCIALE DU CONGO
AGENCE DE BUKAVU/ RD CONGO
Swift code / BCDCCDKI

5 thoughts on “Violence against women in Congo

  1. Jen,
    thanks for spreading the word about the UNIFEM Say No to Violence Against Women petition, and about steps to help rape survivors in Congo.

    The front page of the Nonviolent Choice Directory Blog has a list on the lefthand side of open action alerts, and two of them pertain directly to the rape situation in Congo. So there are two more things people can do.

  2. Hi Everyone, How to do I ensure that my money is going into the right hands? RE:CEPAC hospital. Instead of gifts for christmas, I’ll be donating on behalf of each of my friends and family members – thought this was a needy cause.

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