It Takes a Village to Heal
- Sustainable Development Goal :5 - Gender Equality
- Gender Equality Marker :Gender Transformative (GE3)
- Testing Country :Democratic Republic of Congo
- Testing Period :15 months
- Amount :$224,660
Make Music Matter, in partnership with the Panzi Hospital and Foundation tested the expansion of their innovative ‘Healing in Harmony’ music therapy program, which historically focused on helping women and girl survivors of sexual violence recover from their traumas and reintegrate back into the community. This project tested the inclusion of men and boys within the existing program in order to provide the opportunity to address the trauma from violence and conflict that is pervasive in their lives, and develop nonviolent coping skills, discuss positive models of masculinity, understand gender equality, and learn tools to support and empower their family and community members.