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Zawadi's legacy

Zawadi and daughter
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.

CARE International
10-13 Rushworth Street
London SE1 0RB

Christian Relief Network

CRN deals regularly with the Panzi Hospital

Tel: (+47) 22 01 07 00

Email: info@crn.no

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Working in the eastern Congo, treating victims of sexual violence and providing healthcare for displaced people.

67-74 Saffron Hill

Tel: 02074046600

Email: marie.smith@london.msf.org

Merlin 2008

Merlin has a project in the Democratic Republic of Congo that helps the many victims of sexual violence there.

Registered charity 1016607

12th Floor,
207 Old Street,
London EC1V 9NR

Tel: 0207 014 1712

Email: supporter@merlin.org.uk or kathryn.brooke@merlin.org.uk


Public enquiries (re donations etc)

Tel: 0870 410 5025

Email enquiries@oxfam.org.uk

The Panzi Hospital (for Victims of Sexual Violence)

8th Community of Pentecostal Churches in Central Africa (CEPAC) Medical Department.

PO Box: 266
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


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