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 girls face the risk of displacement, abduction, as well as systematic Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), men and boys have also been targeted, especially human rights activists.
Recent information unfortunately reveals that the poor security situation that was present early 2018 still remains, and still no viable and sustainable protection or prevention activities are in place.
We encourage you to read and share our complete security assessment report of the post-trial security situation in Kavumu, focusing on risks facing human rights activists, survivors, families, NGOs and other involved in the many aspects of trial process against Mr Batumike and his militia.
Download the report here by clicking the link below: