Democratic Republic of Congo

In collaboration with Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation and Panzi hospital, we have launched a project in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo.

In August 2017, 15 Congolese psychologists and psychosocial assistants participated in our experiential training course to prepare for leading multiple CTP women’s circles at Maison Dorcas of Panzi Foundation in Bukavu, and in the mining zones of Kamituga and Luhwindja, where sexual violence and exploitation of women has been most pervasive. The local staff embraced the CTP approach as their own.  They named the program “Kamba Moja,” (Swahili for ‘the thread that unites us‘). The first round of the 7 women’s circles began in September 2017.

Watch: More on the CTP approach

trainees and their mandalas
Training group and their mandalas
Celebrating Kamba Moja


Dr. Mukwege, Tally, and Rachel
Dr. Denis Mukwege, Tally Trip, and Dr. Rachel Cohen
See the full gallery of photos from Common Threads Project “Kamba Moja” in Democratic Republic of Congo here, and watch our video here!

Untitled drawingKamba Moja