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April 18, 2020

Although the world is reeling from the impact of COVID-19, other catastrophes are continuing to strike as well. Last night the territory of Uvira, within the province of South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, was devastated by massive river flooding brought about by torrential mountain rains. Uvira is home to most of the women supported by the Vermont Ibutwa Initiative, and who are survivors of rape and sexual violence in an area that has been called the most dangerous place in the world to be a woman.

Several of our clients are now homeless...

April 17, 2020

On March 8th 2020, the International Day of the Rights of Women, Ibutwa began a new partnership with the maternity care center Mère-Enfant, a health center located in Uvira territory in the South Kivu Region of the DR Congo. In French, Mère-Enfant translates to Mother-Child Center. This new partnership will provide accessible and affordable childbirth help to women in need. 

Expecting a child may be a happy event in other places, but in Uvira in particular, and the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo in general, it’s an ordeal that many...

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