Bukavu / The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
I restore women who have been destroyed by rape
This surgeon has become the world’s leading specialist in vaginal reconstruction. Every year, he operates on thousands of women who have been brutally raped and mutilated by armed gangs in South Kivu. His work has earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.
J’ai créé un réseau d’hébergement et d’entraide pour les femmes qui voyagent dans le monde entier
3 March 2016
Our pioneer Sandra Aguebor was visited by Daniela Schadt, wife of the German President Joachim Gauck. It’s an opportunity to (re) discover this Nigerian NGO that rescues at-risk women by offering them employment.
9 September 2015
Our pioneer Gazi’s NGO is launching a crowdfunding campaign to produce a film that will denounce the practices of bride kidnapping and forced marriage in Kyrgyzstan.
3 September 2015
Defying Indian social taboos, the Indian NGO Sulabh International encourages widows to participate in religious ceremonies from which they are traditionally excluded.
3 March 2015
For the Hindu celebration of Holi, our pioneer Bindeshwar Pathak (through his NGO Sulabh), once again broke a taboo by inviting socially-ostracized widows to participate in this ‘festival of colours’.
18 February 2015
In Bombay, the Guinness Book of Records has just documented the largest ever number of solar ovens used at a single gathering. It’s a commendable event, supported by our pioneer Beverly Blum.
19 November 2014
Who would have thought 10 years ago that the Lady Mechanics Initiative (LMI), the brainchild of our Nigerian pioneer Sandra Aguebor, would be blowing out so many candles this week? These training garages help to reintegrate women into society, including many who have suffered the humiliation of prostitution.