1.BACKGROUND-CONGO SIZE Central Africa Second Largest LOCATION in AfricaPOPULATION 80 Million
1.BACKGROUND-CONGO-MAP 中 国 银 幕 数 量 占 比
1.BACKGROUND-WAR Africa’s First Resources FACTS influential War REASONS 1996: Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda Minerals Genocide in Rwanda 1997:Angolan, Zimbabwean, and Namibian
1.BACKGROUND-WAR Since 1994: 8 Million CONSEQUENCES East Region: 1.7 MillionDEATH TOLL 45,000/Each Month Deadliest Conflict Main Victims: Women and Children
1.BACKGROUND-WAR 48/Every Hour 47% of Deaths CHILDREN 1152/Every Day 0.4-0.5 Million:HIV WOMEN 13%<14 Year Old 0.8 Million:Orphans 3%:Die 1/5 Die Before 5 10%-12%: HIV >50%:Out of School 2006:350,000 Reported 30,000: Armed Groups
2.REFLECTIONSDoes this subject merit ourTRUE ATTENTIONS?
2.REFLECTIONSHealth care and education areamong the HIGHEST priorities
2.REFLECTIONSPsychological and Social Reparation: Victimoften suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disord(PTSD), depression, and Suicide
2.REFLECTIONSPeace and Security: Armed conflictcontinues to be a major concern
2.REFLECTIONS HOUSING PROBLEMS!
2.REFLECTIONSAccess to justice: Most of the victims said they were notin a position to seek justice through the legal system.
3.CONGE YETU INITIATIVEThere is a need for an organizationin DRC such as CYI…
3.CYI-WHO WE ARECYI started in 2000 with 5 Congolese that isdedicated to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the Kivu.
3.CYI-WHO WE AREIn 2003 it became an OFFICIAL ORGANIZATIONand helped 5 victims of social violence.
3.CYI-WHO WE AREMany CHALLENGES were faced by CYI such asvolcanic eruptions, insecurities in the region,and loss in staff.
3.CYI-WHO WE AREIn 2004 CYI started working with grassroots-organizations and social movements, in order to findsolutions to injustice and poverty against WOMEN &CHILDREN
3.CYI-OBJECTIVESCYI seeks to advance the STATUS of women andchildren in DRC, as well as to promote HUMANRIGHTS and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in the DRC.
3.CYI-OBJECTIVESHelp victims of sexual violence and formerchild soldiers in DRC
3.CYI-OBJECTIVESHelp overcome challenges that WOMENAND CHILDREN in DRC face
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?Shelter: Over the years, more than 5,000 womenhave received treatments and shelters throughCYI’s facilities
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?Food & Used Clothes Distribution: The organizationhas been a key emergency food distributor; reachingtens of thousands of people in Eastern DRC.
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?School: CYI constructed a primary school, enabling600 students to receive basic primary education
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?Hospital : CYI built a hospital to offermedical care to local residents at little orno cost.
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?Micro-Finance: 305 women got loans from CYI.We also arrange workshops, conferences and otherevents on women issues
3.CYI-WHAT HAVE WE DONE?Total Fund 25% 20% 25% 10% 5% 100% Tuition Clothing Savings Activities Food
3.CYI-WHAT ARE WE DOING? OUR PROMOTIONS!
4.WHY CANADIANS? FRIEND Peace Great Lakes SUPPORT Region MEMBER Bilateral development assistance program
4.WHY CANADIANS? IT IS YOUR TIME TO SAY “WHAT CAN WE DO”