About the women we work with in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Our work in the DRC
While peace has been re-established in most of the country, women and girls, particularly in Congo's eastern provinces, still suffer gender-based violence. The use of rape and sexual assault to terrorise them, their families, and their communities continues. Exacerbated by the culture of impunity, violence against women and girls is pervasive and extends beyond armed groups to all of society.
Despite women’s crucial role in agriculture, rural development and ensuring families are fed, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are consistently discriminated against in accessing, owning and making decisions around land.
Since 2002, Women for Women International - Afghanistan has served more than 109,000 women through our year-long programme.
Since 2000, Women for Women International – Nigeria has served more than 60,000 women through our year-long programme in Enugu and Plateau states.
In response to the ongoing crisis in the region, Women for Women International is working with local organisations in the KRI to support Syrian and Yezidi women who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of war and conflict.