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CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe
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CCIH 2013 Plenary 2 Global Response to SGBV Yvette Mulongo Kabwe

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Yvette Mulongo Kabwe of IMA World Health presents IMA's USHINDA project in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help women overcome sexual violence. The project enables women to become involved in the …

Yvette Mulongo Kabwe of IMA World Health presents IMA's USHINDA project in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help women overcome sexual violence. The project enables women to become involved in the democratic process and teaches them critical life skills.

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  • 1. Holistic & Positive Approaches for Overcoming Sexual Violence and Empowering Women in Eastern DR Congo
  • 2. Safi’s Story (Kitutu HZ) Safi was 34 years old and the mother of 7 daughters living in Kitutu HZ of South Kivu. One day she was hunting vegetables and firewood just outside her village when five rebels attacked and raped her. When her husband came to search for her, the same rebels killed him, leaving her to care for their seven children.
  • 3. Kabibi’s Story (Ferekeni HZ) Kabibi was 20 years old with her first-born one-month-old infant when she was raped in front of her husband by a group of rebels and taken into the forest with her ​​baby. A year later, and 7 months pregnant with another child, she escaped. It was not easy to persuade her to keep the pregnancy and support this second child.
  • 4. This is the context within which IMA World Health and its partners operate every day in eastern DR Congo. This is the story of Project USHINDI and how it is helping “To Overcome” the daily horrors of sexual and gender-based violence.
  • 5. DR Congo Overview • Surface: 2,345 million km² (2nd only to Algeria in Africa) • 11 provinces including Kinshasa province • Population: ± 70 million – 50% < 15 year – 70% rural – 6,3 children per women • Income: 70% < 1$ / day
  • 6. Status of Women • Women form a majority of the population (53%) • Their status remains low with many inequalities and inequities prevailing in all aspects of life • Women and girls become pregnant as a result of rape, and may become infected with HIV, dramatically altering their future, livelihood and prospects.
  • 7. Maternal Dangers • Maternal Mortality high (540/100.000 NV) • Contraceptive Prevalence low: 5,8% (DHS 2007) • Women and girls abducted by militia and rebel groups are forced to become ‘wives’ and fighters. They are also subjected to sexual violence and stigmatized as child mothers 80% of the population are believers
  • 8. Project Ushindi (“to overcome”) Overcoming Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Eastern DR Congo (2010-2015) Project Ushindi implements holistic approaches to combat Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) by: 1) Increasing access to timely and quality services for individuals affected by SGBV; 2) Improving the quality of services and interventions for individuals and communities affected by SGBV; 3) Reducing the vulnerability of individuals to future acts of abuse and violence Four key project components implemented in ten health zones and 108 health centers : • Psycho-social • Medical • Legal • Economic
  • 9. Ushindi Project Map P. Orientale Maniema S. Kivu N.Kivu ~ 3 Implementing Partners ~ 4 Technical Partners ~ 10 Health Zones ~ 108 Health Centers ~ 1.3 Million People
  • 10. Safe House in Mwenga HZ, S. Kivu Safe House in Komanda HZ, P. Orientale Safe Houses are community bridges managed by an implementing partners. There is one safe house in each HZ that includes: • Transit bedrooms for women and families referred from a health center • Children's space for traumatized children or those who are part of a transit family • Administrative offices for the local supervisor, legal officer, etc. 14,620 reported incidents since 2010 (70% SGBV): - 87% are women - 34% are < 18 yrs. of age
  • 11. Komanda Health Zone • Health Center staff are trained & equipped in the MOH Minimum Package of Activities, including drugs, basic supplies, contraceptives and Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) kits. • 108 trained counselors provide counseling to survivors and supervise project activities • 50% of survivors are referred to the HCs by the community or Safe Houses. Rape & Physical Trauma represent 94% of cases
  • 12. Each Safe House has a legal clinic and counselor supported by the ABA (American Bar Association) to: • document cases of survivors • accompany them to police or tribunal • document received judgments • conduct family & social mediations • follow up all cases to gov’t service • sensitize communities on national and international human rights tools JudiciaryPoliceOfficersand paralegalsforLUBERO aftertrainingby Ushindi 8,491 people received legal assistance: - 1,145 mediations negotiated - 243 judgments attained
  • 13. 1. Village Saving & Loan Associations • Association members save money and give out loans (12 mo. max.) • VSLAs increase the economic & social capital of the community. • Ushindi has 432 VSLAs with 10,800 people (95% women) that have saved nearly 130,000 USD in six months. A Sugulu VLSA in Mwenga HZ, S. Kivu USHINDI's Socio-Economic Support Result People who have completed VSLA cycle 13,110 Beneficiaries of IGA/micro project 5,432 Number of people assisted by social fund 6,415 People who completed literacy trainings 2,479 People receiving family planning services 12,342 Bread making and patisserie
  • 14. 3. Community Mobilization • 108 Community Committees (NOYAU) with 2700 members are the “eyes” of the community to Identify SGBV problems • They are also often the source of personnel to staff Safe Houses. • 1,191 members in uniform providing BCCCommunity Committee members for Lubero HZ, NK 2. Literacy Circles • Encourage reading, writing and arithmetic, e.g., income generation. • Beneficiaries also learn life skills, e.g., SGBV, hygiene, & reproductive Health • 2,479 people completing literacy training Mental arithmetic in Luna literacy circle
  • 15. 5. School Re-entry • Ushindi has supported school re- entry for 1350 vulnerable students (33% who were rape survivors) • The project pays not only school fees but also provides student and teacher SGBV information kits. 4. Youth Clubs • Autonomous, mixed-gender, self-managed clubs of 10-24 youth (aged 12-17 yrs). • Weekly mtgs to share information and experiences on SGBV, life skills, hygiene, HIV/AIDs, reproductive health, etc. Meeting of a children’s club in Komanda HZ
  • 16. The Women’s Leadership Project WLP in an add-on project to USHINDI that builds on the project’s SGBV platform to strengthen: • Capacity for women’s participation in the democratic process and conflict resolution. • Awareness and use of family planning and child spacing.
  • 17. WLP in Action • With its ethos of love, churches have an important role to play within victimized communities to build safe places that provide care, comfort and hope. • Here Pastor Harnolde provides information to a Police Colonel about the standard day method. • She will, in turn, help raise awareness about values and benefices of family planning with her subordinates .
  • 18. CECA-20 Busts a Brothel In Bulongo town, young girls were forcibly prostituted in hut-based brothels by local gangs But a WLP-inspired Women’s Association of the CECA-20 church busted the brothel and freed the young adolescent girls. After a holistic counseling the girls were safely re-integrated into their families.
  • 19. Nadine Fights Forced Early Marriages Nadine is 27 years old. Her WLP- empowered leadership is just one example of how one woman can make a difference in her community: • I educate parents, especially fathers, to keep girls in school. • I've helped 18 girls in my village through school this year. • I teach teenagers about the consequences of early marriage. • Thank you Ushindi and WLP for coming at the right time to wake us up about Women’s Leadership.
  • 20. Project Ushindi – Final Thoughts • NOYAU GBV committee members report that families: • Demonstrate respect for more shared household management; • Practice more gender role equality; and • Have noticeably reduced physical violence and denial of resources. • Women and youth groups have raised community awareness to: • Decrease SGBV stigmatization; • Increase social reintegration of survivors; and • Improved active listening by children of their parents • At project mid-point, USHINDI partners and field agents have • achieved 89% of targets during the last reporting period; and • Achieved 52% of the Life-of-Project targets.
  • 21. Merci! MERCI POUR VOTRE ATTENTION THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION

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