In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Maison Dorcas is where "women recover and find new life after being traumatized by sexual or gender-based violence. In the DRC, perpetrators of violence rarely face consequences. Instead, the victims suffer in silence as they are shunned by their families and communities. Maison Dorcas is part of the Panzi Foundation, established in 2008 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Dennis Mukwege in South Kivu province. It was created after the startling realization that 40 % to 60 % of women treated at Panzi Hospital are unable to return to their homes after medical treatment. This may be because of the extent of their injuries, risk of ongoing violence or the deep stigma attached to victims of sexual and gender-based violence". "PWRDF supports Maison Dorcas in providing women with essential skills such as literacy, numeracy and small business training. The aim of this training is to empower victims of gender-based and sexual violence and to ensure that their livelihoods improve and they have the skills they need to re-integrate into their communities and their families".