Marital Rape, Myths and Witchcraft in Eastern DR Congo


People in the remote DRC villages, particularly in South Kivu, have a strong belief in sorcery and witchcraft.

Hence they believe that, when people have contracted AIDS, they have been bewitched. This is why they reject going to hospitals for medical checks.

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Healing from rape in DR Congo


Some of the children were born from rapes and therefore they need assistance for survival...

Up to now, we are only sponsoring three children born from rape. This because of the lack of appropriate means.

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DR Congo: Lifting a Weight from Women's Shoulders


Update from COFAPRI - Safeworld Field Partner in DR Congo:

Sometimes, women carry on their back burdens that are heavier than their own weight, just to earn money to feed their children.

We have started a plant and vegetable growing project on a very small plot of land in or near the compound of every member.

Some women are cultivating maize, sorghum, soya beans, beans, vegetable marrows and potatoes. The first harvest was very beneficial to the whole membership of COFAPRI.

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