DR Congo – Aid for Victims of Sexual Violence
This project helps to improve the health of sexual violence victims, particularly those who were raped as a weapon of war. This includes providing psycho-social support and medical assistance to victims, organizing family mediations, and training in a variety of areas, including positive masculinity and the prevention of sexual and gender-based violence.
- Through this project, 909 women, men, and children who are victims of sexual and gender-based violence in North and South Kivu provinces were given assistance.
- Canadian Baptists provide the funding for over 90% of this project. Expenses covered include training, counselling and medical services, family mediations, project coordination and administration.
- The annual cost for each beneficiary to be part of the project is $30.
- 13 psycho-social counselling assistants received training in environment protection, gender issues), and new methodologies of agriculture.