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Women for Women International works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. They learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders.

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The International Rescue Committee and a number of other aid groups are working to ensure that women and girls have access to critical care.

HEAL Africa's program of healing for survivors of rape and gender-based violence is comprehensive, starting with women in their villages who need healing, and guiding them through a series of programs that are designed to heal bodies, souls and minds, as well as offer new opportunities and education so women come back to their villages healed, with new skills going forward.

RAISE Hope for Congo seeks to fundamentally change the equation for Congo by using Enough’s robust field research, advocacy, and communications to bolster a broad grassroots movement that promotes lasting solutions.

War Child’s project in Goma, North Kivu is specifically aimed at vulnerable girls and young women – those living on the streets, separated from their families because of the war and forced into prostitution, and also former girl-soldiers who had been conscripted into rebel groups.

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

Enough A project to end genocide and crimes against humanity, prompting the USA and the international community to take action through policy changes, activism and field work. Enough has worked in several African countries including Sudan, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, Chad and Zimbabwe. Its campaign "Raise Hope For Congo" addresses violence against women through the 4Ps. ( promoting peace, providing protection, punishing the perpetrators, and promoting the prevention of sexual violence and other crimes against humanity ).

Panzi Foundation USA is the direct representative of the Panzi Hospital ( and Dr Denis Mukwege, and is the official USA organization for raising funding and awareness of the conflict in Africa and ending sexual violence as a weapon in the DRC.

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