En février 2018, Genderforce a effectué une série d’entretiens et d’observations pour évaluer la situation sécuritaire à Kavumu, dans l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), après le procès s’y étant tenu concernant les viols de 48 filles. Dans ce rapport, nous appelons la communauté internationale à répondre de manière pragmatique et cohérent à
In February 2018, Genderforce, completed a series of interviews and observations to assess the post-trial security situation in Kavumu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The analysis reveals several gaps in the security sector actors’ capabilities and capacity in Kavumu, that allow for threats and violence to continue to be commonplace. While particularly women and
Street theater is a perfect means of communication to popularize messages on the prevention of sexual violence in areas of violent conflict. Both young talents and professional artists is working with the Ngao Letu project team, composed of Genderforce and COMEN staff, to raise public awareness about the fight against the sexual and gender-based violence through the
Staff from the Ngao Letu project provides technical support through counselling as well as logistics support through secure and economical transportation to the Rutshuru Women Leaders Synergy for Development and Peace during their pacification and conflict transformation initiatives. During 2016, Ngao Letu accompanied these Women Leaders to Bwito in the territory of Rutshuru and Luhanga
The Ngao Letu project team composed of Genderforce and COMEN staff celebrated in Rugari village, Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province the international day of rural women. The topic for the celebration was: environment, nutrition and agriculture are in transition. The team took the opportunity to address participating local authorities, local security sector actors and women, on the
In spring of 2014, Genderforce initiated discussions with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to fund a fact-finding mission to DR Congo to explore and plan for the deployment of a longer-term programme in the region for addressing the occurrences of SGBV. The fact-finding mission had one main deliverable: a quality assured Operational Plan (OPLAN)
Security situation in Goma has deteriorated this past week due to several demonstrations against the government’s new electoral law that was approved by the parliament on Monday January 19. The law was slightly revised in the Senate debate, modifying the disputed article 8, that called for a population census before the elections could be organized.