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Jane Fonda introduces the work of Synergie des Femmes

By Frontline Women's Fund | Mar 3, 2017
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Eastern Libya Ban on Women Traveling Abroad Alone Spurs Outrage

By Frontline Women's Fund | Feb 24, 2017

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Dr. Denis Mukwege highlighted in Time magazine article

By Frontline Women's Fund | Feb 15, 2017
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“Heroes often come from the most unlikely of places. Photographer Platon, known for his unflinching close-up portraits of presidents, dictators and other powerful icons of our era, found his in the surgical suites and recovery rooms of a small-town hospital in one of the most traumatized nations on earth, the Democratic Republic of Congo.”

Women find refuge from sexual violence

By Frontline Women's Fund | Oct 31, 2016
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Thanks to generous donations from Donor Direct Action supporters, our partner Synergie des Femmes has opened a new women’s shelter in Goma, in the Democratic…

Syrian women hone their leadership skills

By Frontline Women's Fund | Sep 29, 2016
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“We have a dream that Syria [when we] return [will be] better than it used to be,” said Dr. Mouna Ghanem, founder of the Syrian…

Synergie opens new women’s shelter in DRC

By Frontline Women's Fund | Sep 22, 2016
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Thanks to generous donations from Donor Direct Action supporters, our partner Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes des Violences has opened this new women’s shelter in…

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Dr. Denis Mukwege visits New York to promote democracy in DRC

By Frontline Women's Fund | Sep 20, 2016
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“Every day women and girls who have been raped and physically abused in horrendous ways come to my hospital for help,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege. “Many are girls under 10 years old.”

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visits Panzi Hospital

By Frontline Women's Fund | Jul 21, 2016
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Noting that important advances have been made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo relating to impunity for sexual violence, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, warned of increased human rights violations as tensions rise in advance of forthcoming elections.

At Panzi hospital, the High Commissioner met with women survivors of sexual violence and with Dr. Denis Mukwege who has treated more than 40,000 victims.

Sweden’s Foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, talks about peace and a feminist foreign policy

By Frontline Women's Fund | Jun 30, 2016
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“The empowerment of women and girls is a true example of smart politics,” said Margot Wallström, Sweden’s Foreign Minister. “Gender equality is not only about women’s rights but is a matter of ensuring peace and security for all,” she said, explaining that this is the starting point, the platform on which her country’s feminist foreign policy is based.

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“Existing health systems are failing our women and girls,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege

By Frontline Women's Fund | May 23, 2016
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Obstetric fistula, all too common in the DRC yet virtually eradicated in the U.S. and Europe more than a hundred years ago, is an indication that existing health systems are failing women and girls, says the Founder and Medical Director of the Panzi Hospital and Foundations, Dr. Denis Mukwege.

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“Women are more capable of achieving peace”

By Frontline Women's Fund | May 19, 2016
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“Women are more capable of achieving peace,” according to our partner, Mouna Ghanem of the Syrian Women’s Forum for Peace. “If women were a critical mass in the delegations [at the Syrian talks], the negotiations would proceed much, much better.”

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“Peace cannot be achieved at the expense of justice,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege in response to Beni massacres

By Frontline Women's Fund | May 17, 2016
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(Bukavu, DRC) Since early May, more than 50 people have been brutally massacred in Beni, in North Kivu Province, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Since October 2014, the death toll in Beni has risen to more than 600. Photographs of these atrocities of masses are unbearable: pregnant women disemboweled, mutilated infants, human beings trussed up and their throats slit with a knife.