Democratic Republic of the Congo

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Economic Empowerment & Education

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has long struggled with conflict and violence against women. In 2014, The Young Women Leaders Program launched in South Kivu and is driving transformational change in communities. Young women, instead of being denied free will and opportunity, are now being encouraged by their families to pursue education and become economically independent.

In North Kivu, our program supports young women to become entrepreneurs and develop micro-businesses. As these businesses become profitable, the young women owners have decided to pay it forward. They invest some of their earnings in monthly literacy and peacebuilding courses that they conduct in nearby rural communities to help other young women advance.

Young Women Leaders also continue to conduct literacy and numeracy skills training in Eastern DRC and the Great Lakes Region. Young women who complete the program are taking their skills into rural communities to enhance literacy, teach peacebuilding and promote UNSCR 1325 and 2250.

Program 1

At nos hinc posthac, sitientis piros Afros. Contra legem facit qui id facit quod lex prohibet. Quisque ut dolor gravida placerat.

Program 2

At nos hinc posthac, sitientis piros Afros. Contra legem facit qui id facit quod lex prohibet. Quisque ut dolor gravida placerat.

Program 3

At nos hinc posthac, sitientis piros Afros. Contra legem facit qui id facit quod lex prohibet. Quisque ut dolor gravida placerat.

Social Media Campaigns

Resources and Materials

Materials

Empty section. Edit page to add content here.

Documents

Empty section. Edit page to add content here.

Resources

Empty section. Edit page to add content here.

News and Information about Democratic Republic of the Congo

Charting a Feminist Present and Future: Young Women for Peace and Leadership Program Recognized by the United Nations Secretary-General in Report to Security Council on UNSCR 2250

From DRC to Indonesia, from Bangladesh to South Sudan, young women defy gender and age stereotypes and act as leaders, peacebuilders and agents of change in their communities. They are first responders in humanitarian crises, prevent recruitment by violent groups by building a culture of peace, and set up small ...
Read more

Solidarity & Peace Amidst the Pandemic: Young Women Leaders Meet Online for the First-Ever Global Dialogue

Solidarity & Peace Amidst the Pandemic: Young Women Leaders Meet Online for the First-Ever Global Dialogue April 23, 2020 by Heela Yoon and Katrina Leclerc Edited by Mavic Cabrera-Balleza and Agnieszka Fal Dutra-Santos “Afghan women have been fighting for their right to be meaningfully included in the peace process with ...
Read more

Tags

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Archives