NGOs dealing with CRSV
The following NGOs provide different kinds of assistance (judicial, medical, policy, research, etc.) for victims, relatives, scholars and policy makers on the field of conflict-related sexual violence. Feel free to follow and support them!
City of Joy: The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights: The Consortium’s work aims to use knowledge about gender and security to end armed conflicts and build sustainable international peace. We seek to further the development of new knowledge on the topics of gender, armed conflict and security, while also bridging the gap between the scholarly research community and policy makers. With a stronger, international, collaboration between scholars and policy practitioners, we believe that lasting and peaceful change can be sustained.
Global Network of Women Peacebuilders: GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East and Arab World, mostly from conflict-affected countries. GNWP Board, management and staff are experts in advocating for women’s leadership to be at the core of all efforts in peacebuilding, conflict prevention and sustaining peace.
Global Survivors Fund: The Fund is an innovative, survivor-centric mechanism whose mission is to ensure survivors of conflict-related sexual violence have access to reparations and other forms of redress, globally, including where the states or other parties responsible for the violence are unwilling or unable to provide reparations. It addresses a long gap identified by survivors and complements efforts to prevent sexual violence, justice and holistic care.
Nadia’s Initiative: Nadia Murad – whose peaceful life was brutally interrupted in 2014 when ISIS attacked her homeland in Sinjar – to ethnically cleanse Iraq of all Yazidis – is the President and Chairwoman of Nadia’s Initiative, which actively works to persuade governments and international organizations to support the sustainable redevelopment of the Yazidi homeland and to support survivors of sexual violence. Nadia’s Initiative believes the world must strive to act in a cencerted humanitarian capacity, overcoming political and cultural divisions. A better future for women, children, and persecuted minorities is possible if global leaders consistently, and without reservation, prioritize humanitarian needs over politics and war.
NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security: A project of Tides Center, is a consensus-based coalition of 19 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda at the United Nations and around the world.
Mukwege Foundation: The Dr Denis Mukwege Foundation is an international human rights organisation, dedicated to end rape as a weapon of war worldwide. “We make a difference for people affected by wartime sexual violence around the world. We support survivors and use national and international advocacy to achieve lasting, systemic change.”
UN Women: UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.
PeaceWomen: The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)’s mission is to achieve feminist peace for equality, justice and demilitarised security.
Stand Speak Rise Up! (SSPU): The non-profit organization Stand Speak Rise Up! (SSRU) aims to denounce rape as a weapon of war, to prevent its proliferation and to support victims in their reconstruction and their need for justice.
Women for Women International: Women for Women International created ‘sister-to-sister’ connections between isolated women in Bosnia and individual ‘sponsor sisters’ around the world. It supports women across 8 conflict-affected countries to overcome the horrors of war and work towards a better future for themselves and their families.
Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund: The Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund is an innovative partnership empowering local women to be a force for crisis response and lasting peace. We galvanize support from across the globe to support the efforts of women working on the frontlines of the world’s most intractable conflicts. From Jordan to Burundi, the Solomon Islands to Colombia, we aim to amplify the voices of women and support their vital work to prevent conflict, respond to crises, and accelerate peace in their communities.
Find the local NGOs at the different conflicts.