“Na mituka pe na nzela TO TOSA Mibange, ba mamans, bilenge basi na ba handicaps” (Respect the dignity of women, girls, vulnerable people by improving their security and protection in public spaces).
After several advocacy activities and training to strengthen the capacities of women and girls in order to understand their rights for a life without violence, Actionaid DRC in partnership with the National Committee for Women and Development (CONAFED) within the framework of the Safe cities for Women project aiming to improve the security and mobility of women and girls in urban areas, has launched this December 17, 2019 an awareness campaign and fight against violence against women and girls in public spaces (public transport, bus stop and parking lots.) in the participations of the Association of Drivers of Congo (Association des Chauffeurs du Congo - ACCO), the Congolese National Police as a civil protection actor and all the young and women beneficiaries of the project.
25 Women, 25 Young Leaders and 20 members of the Association des Chauffeurs du Congo were trained on Gender-Based Violence and Urban Security of women and vulnerable people with the facilitation of MONUSCO, UNPOL section before the launch of the campaign.
The campaign aimed at raising awareness in the field in 3 municipalities (Kisenso, Lemba and Matete).
Several personalities including the Country Director of Actionaid DRC, The Permanent Secretary of CONAFED, the Representative ACCO - Association des Chauffeurs du Congo, The Mayor of the commune of Kisenso, MONUSCO (UN Mission for peace and stability in DRC), The Representative Minister of vulnerable persons, The Representative Minister of Gender and other actors held speeches to raise awareness and support this cause.
During the launching of the campaign, different activities such as Scenes, choreographies and folk dances were held to transmit a message of support to women with the primary objective of promoting the dignity, security and protection of women, girls, seniors and those living with disabilities.
There were three main activities to support this campaign, including capacity building of beneficiaries and other stakeholders such as ACCO and the Congolese national police on Sexual gender based violence and Urban safety for women and vulnerable people in Kisenso facilitated by MONUSCO, UN Mission for peace and stability In DRC.
Capacity building, launching and awareness raising in the field were the main activities of the joint campaign with the civil party and the police.