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Global Campaign on the Respect of works of indigenous women farmers – in Nyiragongo, North Kivu

Newsletter: AADRC promote Global Campaign on the respect of works of indigenous women farmers – in Nyiragongo, North Kivu

Increased access to and control over land by women smallholder farmers

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The main objectif is to increase women’s access to land and gender-responsive public services, within a sustainable environment in the Nyiragongo Territory of the Nord Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The project focused on mobilizing vulnerable and excluded women to increase their access to and control over land.

ActionAid is campaigning on this issue to support small holder pigmy women farmers to access productive resources and integrated into the mainstream society. The campaign is themed ‘’Respecter le travail des femmes autochtones: Dialogue sur les techniques modernes de conservation de la nature’’ (Respect works of indigenous women farmers – Dialogue on modern conservation techniques’’ AA DRC is ensuring that small holder women pigmy farmers not only have access and secure fertile land, but are also integrated and accepted as human beings in the society.

Campaign’s objective:

  • Sharing the challenges and the importance of the conservation of Virunga National Park
  • Getting the pygmy women involved in community conservation actions and advocate for their access to and control of land
  • Improving the management of the natural resources’ conservation
  • Encourage surrounding communities to get involved in community conservation