Funded project

Helping women victims of sexual violence

Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

DRC is one of the 10 poorest countries in the world and the North Kivu Province has the highest poverty rates in the country, with 60% of the population being poor and most of them living with less than one dollar a day.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • Ticketmaster clients 5.718€
  • Direct beneficiaries 70

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 350

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundació CODESPA

Budget

  • Staff 5.718€
  • Total 5.718€
5.718€

Description

Goma, the capital of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a population of one million people approximately, nearly half of them are displaced. Armed groups, the illegal diamond market and ongoing armed conflict have made this city the most insecure in Africa. Women and children are the most vulnerable group. Currently, Goma is the city with the most cases of rape in the world; every month 1,152 women are abused.

Codespa Foundation assists women victims of violence in Goma and facilitates their psycho-affective recovery and socio-economic inclusion in order to have the possibility of having a dignified life again. The integral support that these women and young people will receive is focused on 3 axes: education so that they can go to school and literacy for their professional inclusion; in this sense, courses will be provided and business plans will be developed so that they can start activities that generate resources through micro-financing mechanisms. The sensitization of communities to gender violence and in particular to violations, in order to exercise the rights to social denunciation in families and communities. And collective empowerment through which women, men and families will be sensitized to promote change in the attitudes that perpetuate violence against women in Congolese society. This will strengthen people's ability to make claims and influence decisions that affect them.

Activities

  • Identify adolescents and women living on the street and/or at risk of exclusion.
  • To provide housing, food, medical and psychological services to women and young beneficiaries of the programme.
  • To organize a literacy cycle for young women and girls who need it.
  • To provide training workshops in the management of microenterprises.
  • Accompany and follow up the progress of the productive activities generated.

Project objectives

Provide comprehensive support to women and adolescent victims of sexual violence on the streets of Goma, offering them the possibility of a dignified life free of violence and their socio-economic inclusion

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