DR Congo: Boys Show Support for Their Mothers in Women's Group

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Update from COFAPRI - Safeworld Field Partner in DR Congo:

The boys expressed their feeling of joy when they help their mothers:

"Our mothers suffer a lot in the home; they seek wood, fetch water and cook food for us. Now we must help them in this activity so that they can get time to do house activities."

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Uniting for Peace and Gender Equality in DR Congo - International Women's Day

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On International Women's Day (IWD), COFAPRI members join the women of the whole world in celebrating this great event, as part of the Join Women on the Bridge campaign.

As there was no bridge around in the area, the women and men members of COFAPRI stood in a circle hand-in-hand, as a sign of peace, unity, and breaking discrimination that is often directed to women and their daughters.

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Animal Farming Brings Hope for DR Congo Women's Group

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Over the past few months, we have learned from our volunteers in the field that our members are growing in number.

Now, COFAPRI is working with more than 200 members. The majority of them are women and girls, and currently their residence covers 15 villages.

We are really motivated with such a progress, which shows COFAPRI members are committed to change their future into a bright one, where they will be able to educate their children.

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Women & Girls Support Their Sisters in DR Congo

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Safe World Field Partner, COFAPRI, continues to expand its outreach work into new areas of DR Congo.

Founder, Mugisho Theophile, explains that the NGO's success is do to the interest that women and girls are expressing toward our activities of supporting women victims of domestic violence and those who were victims of war violence.

Many of these women were raped and physically and emotionally injured...

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COFAPRI is registered in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo.

The organisation operates in rural regions of South Kivu and empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as sewing and knitting projects, and the rearing of livestock.

COFAPRI also sponsors the education of children and provides them with school equipment.

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