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.
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.
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.