Zawadi's interview inspired a spontaneous response from listeners
Today listeners were horrified by the ordeal endured by Zawadi Mongane, a young mother in eastern Congo. Many contacted the programme to find out how to help.
Now, the charity CARE International has said that it is using the £5,000 donated by Today listeners to set up a special project to help 16 victims of rape.
Many of the women were so badly injured in the attacks that they need extensive surgery, which none could afford.
The project will also help them find ways of earning a living as well as funding their children's school fees.
Below is a list of charities working in Congo and dealing with survivors of sexual violence. Any contributions to these charities would be greatly appreciated. CARE International
CARE International supports women's organisations and village leaders in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to develop strategies for ending violence against women.
10-13 Rushworth Street London SE1 0RB
Christian Relief Network
CRN deals regularly with the Panzi Hospital
Tel: (+47) 22 01 07 00
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Working in the eastern Congo, treating victims of sexual violence and providing healthcare for displaced people.
67-74 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8QX
Merlin has a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo that helps the many victims of sexual violence there.
Registered charity 1016607
207 Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
Tel: 0207 014 1712
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public enquiries (re donations etc)
Tel: 0870 410 5025
The Panzi Hospital (for Victims of Sexual Violence)
8th Community of Pentecostal Churches in Central Africa (CEPAC) Medical Department.
GENERAL REFERRAL HOSPITAL OF PANZI,
PO Box: 266 BUKAVU South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo
Save the Children
Save the Children runs a huge programme in the east of Democratic Republic of Congo, concentrating on the reuniting and rehabilitation of ex-child soldiers, support for children who have been victims of sexual violence and helping out-of-school children get an education.
Tel: 020 7012 6400
Helpline and Appeals
Tel: 0870 606 3377
WorldShare is UK partner for HEAL Africa, the medical project in Goma.