Established in 2015, Foundation Tamar’s purpose is to work with women and girls survivors of Sexual Violence – specifically within the Democratic Republic of The Congo (DRC, D.R. Congo). Our general activities include workshops and coaching courses on personal development heavily focusing on Story-Telling as a form of healing for survivors. Over the years we have toured institutions across Europe, Asia and Africa to discuss Consent Culture and the empowerment of vulnerable women.
Genital lesions, traumatic fistulae, unwanted pregnancies, and sexually transmitted diseases (including HIV) result from Sexual and Gender-based Violence. They render survivors marginalised, abandoned, and most times despised by families and communities at large in The DRC. We believe we have a responsibility to create radical change for women and girls who have faced these traumas.
In 2019, we acquired land in Kinshasa, Congo (a place often described as the “rape capital of the world”) for the construction of our clinic where we plan to provide emotional, psychological, and physical care to support survivors. Grants and sponsorships from companies such as Vodafone and Barclays Bank as well as public crowdfunding made it possible to realise a huge part of our vision.
- provide psychological support through holistic healing services
- provide general physical examination for genital trauma
- provide clinical after treatment for STDs, Hepatitis B and HIV
- provide treatment where diagnostic of PTSD is given, both psychosocially and pharmacologically
- work on the prevention of rape in The D.R. Congo
- help integrate victims back into society following holistic programs