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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A Young Widow Leads Her Sisters in DRC Village

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Nyota told us that a majority of women in her area are widows because their husbands were killed during the wars.

This drove them to sell their bodies so that they could support their orphans. Once the husband is killed, the husband’s family members do not support the widow. They leave her alone with her children, and sometimes, she is chased away from the husband’s family; thus, everything the husband gave her: land, animals, clothes, etc. is taken from her.

These women now are suffering a lot, and some were again raped by militants....

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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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