Despite the efforts made to eradicate sexual violence committed against girls, there are still challenges to be overcome in oder to achieve a sustainable result. These challenges are the lack of knowledge on women’s rights by girls and their teachers, the difficulty in several jurisdictions for young girls to access justice against financially powerful and influential rapists.
For this collective fight, all organizations working in this sector must unite in order to hope for effective results for positive change in the community.
1) Projects that focus on reproductive health and young people’s access to information on responsible sexuality through dialogue mechanisms between young people (groups young leaders, groups of young wise people);
2) Capacity building of women on issues related to the prevention of non-pregnancies and other sexually transmitted diseases;
3) Strong awareness of the use of young girls and women in assisted abortion;
4) Strengthening access of adolescents and young people to contraceptive services in their communities.
Proposed projects should be aligned with the CTF’s objectives for that project, including:
a) The mobilization of the community on changing mentalities and attitudes towards women on issues related to reproductive health, sexual health;
b) The engagement of traditional leaders in change and promotion of practices aimed at improving reproductive health and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and;
c) Training and establishment of collective mechanisms for young people for attitude change and for access to information on reproductive health (youth clubs, good girls, girls leaders ……).
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The Fund for Congolese Women (FFC) has launched a call for proposals for the project “preventing and reducing sexual violence in schools” in 10 provinces of the DRC.
The projects must be implemented in the following provinces: city, province of Kinshasa, Kongo-Centrale, Maniema, North and South Kivu, Ituri, Haut and Bas UELE, Tshopo and the province of Tanganyika, Kwango, Kwilu, Mai-ndombe, and in the provinces of Kasaie, Kasaie Central and Kasaie Oriental.
The proposed project budget must not exceed US$ 5,000.
The project cycle should be 9 months.
For more information, please visit https://www.ffcrdc.org/appelaprojet/