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Dr. Rachel Cohen on the Common Threads Approach from South Kivu, DRC

Dr. Cohen, while visiting Panzi hospital, talks about Common Threads, healing, and CTP work in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Workshop brings together survivors from around the world to join forces to end wartime sexual violence

Geneva – A workshop with the Mukwege Foundation and co-facilitated by Common Threads Project helped bring together survivors to share their experiences, develop ideas, and create the fabric of a global network change-makers fighting to end sexual and gender-based violence. Watch a fantastic video from our partner, Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation.


A Global Movement by and for Survivors of Sexual Violence and Conflict

The Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation hosted a platform for survivors of SGBV from June 27th-30th, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland.


Sew to Speak: Story Cloths in Human Rights and Healing Practices

Geneva, September 2014 — Women gathered from 19 countries on five continents to attend the conference held at Webster University, Geneva from September 12 – 14, 2014. Textile artists, community activists, curators, human rights advocates, psychologists, art therapists, and archivists came together to share ideas and create a global network for work on story cloths.

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Story Cloths Featured in Exhibition at UN Palais des Nations

To commemorate the 16 days of global activism against gender based violence, an exhibition of the work of the women’s circles was held at a museum in Quito in Nov/Dec 2013. The participants attended the launch of the exhibition, spoke publicly about their experiences and advocated for prevention of SGBV.