Sub-Saharan Africa

Participants in a programme for young mothers run by Kvinna till Kvinna’s partner organisation Empower Rwanda. Photo: Gloria Powell

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Rwanda

We support local organisations who work for women’s rights and sustainable peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Rwanda.

Our goal is a future in which women have the same rights and opportunities as men to participate in society. We want women to be able to live a life free from sexual violence, abuse, discrimination and poverty.

Our work in sub-Saharan Africa is conducted from our offices in Bukavu, Monrovia and Kigali.

School girls in Uvira in South Kivu, the DRC. Photo: Cato Lein

Where we work in sub-Saharan Africa

“Happiness for me is speaking out and standing up for myself. I am not afraid to show I am a girl – with ideas and talent.”

– Francine Kasimba of our Congolese partner organisation CEDEJ-GL

Photo: Bertin Mungombe

percentage of women aged 15–49 have been subjected to female genital mutilation in Liberia.
cases of conflict-related sexual violence was documented in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The number of un-reported cases is likely high.
percentage of women in Rwanda believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife.
Nelly Cooper works at Kvinna till Kvinna's partner organisation West Point Women for Health and Development Organization in Liberia. Photo: Kvinna till Kvinna/Vita Kwarbo

She keeps on going

“I suppose the passion I have for this work keeps me going. Besides all the trials and tribulations, I went through and at times still go through. Seeing women and girls lives in my community changing for the better, being respected more, and their dignity upheld is what keeps me going.”

– Nelly Cooper, West Point Women for Health and Development Organization

News from sub-Saharan Africa