DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Si Jeunesse Savait promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights in DRC

Gynaecologist Denis Mukwege has highlighted the suffering of women victims of rape in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But the cruelty of the rapes committed in the context of war must not allow us to forget the daily need for access to reproductive rights. In Kinshasa, Si Jeunesse Savait (If Youth Knew,SJS) plays an important role in providing young women with reproductive health information and support, in a country where the most basic … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Avortement sécurisé = Soin de santé LE 28 SEPTEMBRE 2019 Sous le lead du Groupement des Femmes Vivant avec le VIH, GFV-VIH, soutenu par le Fonds d’Action pour l’Avortement Sécurisé (SAAF) avec l’appui technique de Women on Waves, la FONDATION SOLIADRITE FAMILIALE (FOSOF) et le « Forum des Jeunes Féministes de l’Est de la RDC (www.rdcjeunesfeministes.org : DEBOUT FILLE, Groupement des Femmes Vivant avec le VIH, Solidarité des Jeunes Filles pour l’Education et l’Intégration Socioprofessionnelle … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – “Provide care for everyone please”: engaging community leaders as sexual and reproductive health advocates in North and South Kivu

Inadequate infrastructure, security threats from ongoing armed conflict, and conservative socio-cultural and gender norms that favour large families and patriarchal power structures contribute to poor sexual and reproductive health (SRH) outcomes in North and South Kivu provinces, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In order to expand contraceptive and post-abortion care (PAC) access in North and South Kivu, CARE, the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children provided technical support to the Ministry of Health and health facilities in these regions.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Decisive steps toward comprehensive abortion care

With the support of Ipas, the Coalition of Partners for Reproductive Health (Coalition des partenaires pour la santé de la reproduction) opened a training of trainers workshop in comprehensive abortion care for women on 20 February 2019 in Kinshasa. They say it is time to implement the Maputo Protocol, including the section on abortion, to reduce the high number of clandestine abortions, which are causing cases of death and complications in woman in the DRC. … Continued

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO – Women jurists call meeting of leaders to discuss legalising abortion in accordance with the Maputo Protocol and African Union meeting celebrates 15 years of the Protocol

On 16 August 2018, the Association of Women Lawyers of the Congo organised a day of discussions on the issue of the legalisation of abortion. The purpose of this meeting was to inform that, beyond the Congolese criminal law, there is the Maputo protocol that supports safe abortion. Parité et famille received Pélagie Ebeka, president of Afejuco, the association of women jurists of the Congo; André Kibambe, lawyer at the Kinshasa/Gombe bar; Luc Keza, doctor … Continued

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