Abortion is banned almost without exception in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but countless women still terminate their pregnancies illegally and dangerously.
This 2012 study assessed mental health outcomes among women raising children from sexual violence-related pregnancies (SVRPs) in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and stigma toward and acceptance of women and their children.
In 2015, Pathfinder undertook a cross-country stakeholder analysis to identify key characteristics of strategies adopted to advance abortion rights and access, focusing on four countries – Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of Congo – in which they and their partners have collaborated toward this end. This technical brief explores key themes from these four countries, each representing differing profiles of legal and social abortion restrictiveness.
In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, several activists and others concerned with the reproductive rights of women and girls joined in a September 28th Day of Action celebration in South Kivu, organized by Pathfinder’s local sexual and reproductive rights … Continued
The right to sexual and reproductive health in DRC will be effective only if the authorities understand that women and girl who are often victims of sexual violence have the ultimate decision to keep or abort their unwanted pregnancies. We … Continued
On October 1, 2015, Pathfinder International together with the National Program of Youth and Adolescents (PNSA) organized an event in Kinshasa, DRC to celebrate September 28. The event centered on the issue of unwanted pregnancy, and aimed to generate fresh … Continued