Gabriella Sakina
Posted February 26, 2020 from Democratic Republic of the Congo


In DR Congo, rape is the most well-known, most reported or identified form of sexual violence and the most documented by the international community. This practice has been exacerbated by the armed conflicts that have marked the history of the DR Congo. Unlike the rapes that have hit the headlines, other forms of sexual and gender-based violence have had little interest in researchers and structures involved in the problem. To consider only the status of women and girls, particularly as regards their participation in decision-making, women and girls are not entitled to decisions within the community. This culture, which thus conveys the idea of ​​male superiority and female inferiority, is at the root of acts of violence based on sex and gender in DR Congo.

Thus will be created on May 12, 2014 in Bukavu under the initiative of women and girls defenders of women's rights, a feminist and non-profit association called: "Dynamics of Women and Girls in Action" DFF Congo in acronym.

The head office and administrative of DFF Congo is established in Bukavu with, Province of South Kivu in DR Congo. It can be moved elsewhere according to the needs of the organization.

Range of action

The province of South Kivu is the radius of action of DFF Congo. It can extend throughout the DRC according to the needs of the country.

Overall objective

The overall objective of DFF Congo is to contribute to the promotion of the rights of women and girls as well as the fight against inequalities against women in South Kivu.

Specific objectives

1) Ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of women and girls and facilitate their access to decision-making bodies;

2) Fight against violence, discrimination and other abuses against women and girls to promote their social development;

3) Promote sexual and reproductive health and fight STI / HIV AIDS for vulnerable women and girls;

4) Ensure literacy and vocational training to facilitate the socio-economic reintegration of vulnerable women and girls;

5) Advocate for the rights of women and girls.

Areas of intervention

1) Right of women and girls;

2) Sexual and gender-based violence;

3) Sexual and Reproductive Health / HIV AIDS;

4) Literacy and socio-occupational and economic reintegration;

5) Advocacy for women and girls.

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Jill Langhus
Feb 28, 2020
Feb 28, 2020

Hi Gabriella,

This is a great, and much needed organization. Thanks for sharing. Are you part of, or founder, of this organization? Do you have a website and/or social media page(s) to like/follow? I'm looking forward to hearing more about this organization and any initiatives associated with it.

Hope you're safe and well and that you have a good weekend.

Anita Shrestha
Feb 29, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

Thank you dear

Metiege Noel Eve
Feb 29, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

Congrats sis and keep up the good work.

Mar 02, 2020
Mar 02, 2020

My dear Gabriella,

What a great initiative. It is exactly what women in the Bukavu region of DRC need. I hope that you are working with other women's groups in the DRC to exchange ideas, learn from each other and combine your efforts.
All the best and good luck.

Mar 02, 2020
Mar 02, 2020

Hy Gabriella,this is a grate initiative and I believe the women need it and will be helped by this move. Hope you succeed you could also connect with other women organization to join hands and touch the lives of these women. Thanks for shearing.

Beth Lacey
Mar 05, 2020
Mar 05, 2020

Your country needs so much help and you are contributing in such a meaningful way

Mar 05, 2020
Mar 05, 2020

Dear,thanks for sharing and congratulations for the jobs well done

Yours Faithfully
Jane Kalu