Project Description

/Retreat of 50 survivors in Luxembourg

March 2019
In partnership with the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Foundation and the Mukwege Foundation

In March 2019, in the margins of the Stand Speak Rise Up! forum in Luxembourg, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Foundation co-funded a 5-day retreat for 50 survivors from the SEMA group – Global Network of Victims and Survivors of Sexual Violence in War – together with the Dr Mukwege Foundation.

During these five days, the survivors shared their common stories, so that they could realise that they were not alone, in order to start a process of reconstruction and recognition. They also participated in song and dance workshops to help them reclaim their bodies.