An end to the cycle of violence in DR Congo, and the stigma and silence associated with it.
All women need to be empowered to break the cycle of violence.
To empower the Congolese women and girls via formal or informal education on human rights, in towns and in remote villages, in order to be well equipped in promoting their rights and act accordingly for developing the Eastern DRC, the country and the Great Lakes Region.
In this context, we will empower them to say NO to violence and to the abuses committed against females; some cultural discriminatory issues will be addressed, as well as the consequences of the long lasting wars that imperilled the Eastern part of the DRC because these elements truly impede the women’s development. This will be achieved through educative open discussions and exchange on various personal abuses testimonies done on women and girls by different actors in different settings and places like home, work, school, church, etc.
Moreover, women will be encouraged to set up small and or if possible big income generating activities in order to be self reliant and thus be able to give their contribution to their families’ economic development.
COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in the eastern Democratic Rupublic of Congo
COFAPRI empowers women through encouraging income-generating activities such as the rearing of livestock.
The organisation works closely with local leaders and encourages men's participation in awareness-raising events in order to change ingrained cultural attitudes.
COFAPRI is based in Bukavu in eastern DRC, on the border of Rwanda. Membership extends to the surrounding villages. It is intended that it should extend throughout the Great Lakes Region and countrywide.
Women and girls in remote villages are our primary focus. Read more.
DR Congo is the third largest country in Africa with immense natural resources. Its untapped deposits of raw minerals are estimated to be worth in excess of US$ 24 trillion.
For years though it has been at the centre of what has been described as 'Africa's world war'.
A five-year conflict pitted government forces, supported by Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe, against rebels backed…