Education Saves Lives

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in DRC

TME will work with local partners to sensitise communities in eastern DRC on the dangers of violence against women and girls (VAWG). We will show men, women and children our new lesson 'Protecting Women and Girls' and provide wider health education to encourage a safer and healthier lifestyle.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1080131)

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Campaign target

£6,900

Amount raised

£4,616

Donations

35

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • "Showing the DVD is public can help reduce smoking in the community. So I give a high five to it and it should be kept going."

    — Samuel David Dauda

  • "I am impressed with the work you have initiated and the support you have been giving to humanity. Be encouraged in your endeavours to enhance the quality of life to others."

    — Nelson Mandela

  • "Talking to my daughter about sex, it is a curse because it is not our tradition. But after seeing the DVD 'becoming a woman', I change my mind, I start immediately when I arrive home."

    — Hakizimana Frederic

  • "Showing the DVD is public can help reduce smoking in the community. So I give a high five to it and it should be kept going."

    — Samuel David Dauda

  • "I am impressed with the work you have initiated and the support you have been giving to humanity. Be encouraged in your endeavours to enhance the quality of life to others."

    — Nelson Mandela

  • "Talking to my daughter about sex, it is a curse because it is not our tradition. But after seeing the DVD 'becoming a woman', I change my mind, I start immediately when I arrive home."

    — Hakizimana Frederic

Situation

Decades of civil war in DRC has deeply affected every day life, and violence against women and girls has become ingrained in local culture. In eastern Congo, women are vulnerable to rape and sexual assault both as a weapon of war and from partners and family members. 65% of Congolese women will experience domestic violence. Our project aims to educate local communities on the dangers and harm of violence against women and girls (VAWG) so that women become more equal and secure in their villages.

Solution

We will screen a new lesson, 'Protecting Women and Girls' to communities in a language they can understand. This lesson will teach all members of the community about women's rights, the importance of girls' education, the dangers of child marriage, how to control aggression, and dispel harmful myths that encourage violence. This DVD, alongside the provision of materials such as condoms and baby blankets, aims to reduce gender based violence in the region, and encourage positive behaviour change.