DR Congo: Working for Women And Peace, Amid Fears of War

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People are living great fear of the war that is ravaging North Kivu province.

Our coordinators travel long distances, on foot, in the mountainous villages of the DRC, to be with COFAPRI members, helping to empower women and girls, and end the cycle of violence.

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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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