“Damaging women is like killing the roots of the tree.”  


Who:
Mathilde Muhindo
What:
Former parliamentarian who runs a project to promote equality in villages in South Kivu.

“Conversation could do more good than all the medicine in the world.”


Who:
CAMPS (Centre D’Assistance Medico–Psychosociale)
What:
Gives psychosocial support to families who have been subjected to violence in South Kivu.

The women are so keen to learn.”


Who:
Maison Dorcas
What:
Help Panzi Hospital’s patients who have been the victims of violence to make the transition back into society.

“We help the helpless to be able to manage on their own.”


Who:
LAV (Laissez l’ Afrique Vivre)
What:
Offers support and vocational training to young people  - rape victims, child soldiers and street children.

“Would a male lion destroy a female lion’s genitals? It’s unthinkable.”  


Who:
Panzi Hospital
What:
Treats survivors of sexual violence and women with severe gynaecological problems.

“My husband screamed when they raped me. So they shot him.”  


Name:
Mapendo
Age:
33

“I have no hope for the future.


Name:
Faida
Age:
40

“Half my family died that night.”


Name:
Emerance
Age:
20

“I lied about the rape because I thought my mother would beat me.”


Name:
Nyota
Age:
14

“I became a child soldier to avenge my father’s death.” 


Name:
Love
Age:
22