Offer a year of schooling to a survivor of sexual violence and war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and allow a young woman to transform her pain to power.
Since 1996, sexual violence against women and children has been extensively used as a weapon of war to torture, humiliate, and destroy families in villages in the war zone. An estimated 25 to 50 percent of the survivors of sexual violence are children, predominantly girls, some of whom are held as sex slaves and child soldiers by militias. Many girls who survive rape are unable to attend traditional school settings due to their injuries, including fistulae. Others are abandoned as a result of the stigma associated with rape.
V-Day is working with groups on the ground in the DRC to break the silence and raise awareness of how sexual violence is impacting the lives of Congolese girls and women. Your gift offers a year of schooling to a girl survivor in Bukavu, South Kivu, providing essential educational support to break the cycle of poverty and to cultivate a new generation of powerful female leaders in the DRC.
70% of your gift goes directly to our partner organization. The remaining funds go to the gift of compassion envelope, packaging, and other foundation overhead.