Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad
14 March 2019

France, the 1st country to finance the Mukwege Foundation and Nadia's Initiative

On 12 March 2019, on the occasion of the 63rd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Marlène Schiappa announced that France will be contributing to the funding of the Mukwege Foundation and Nadia's Initiative.
 
Marlène Schiappa, Minister of State attached to the Prime Minister, responsible for Gender Equality and the Fight against Discrimination, is currently representing France at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in the context of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

On Tuesday 12 March 2019, she attended the parallel event jointly organised by the Mukwege Foundation, Switzerland, Belgium and Senegal on reparations for victims of sexual violence.

In concert with Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, she announced that France will be the first country to contribute financially to the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation and Nadia Murad's Initiative.

The President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, appointed Nobel Peace Prize winners Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad as co-Presidents of the Advisory Council for Gender Equality, which met at the Elysée Palace last month in the context of France's presidency of the G7.