Our program provides health, psychosocial, material and legal support to victims of sexual violence; people who are often left physically ravaged and emotionally traumatized for years.
The program plan to care for victims of sexual violence in medical institutions. We will provide immediate medical care and HIV testing for rape victims, as well as ongoing counseling services. Special care is given to women who become pregnant as a result of rape.
DreamKEEPERS community leadership award
DreamKEEPERS community leadership award recipient, Desire Kilolwa (centre) wipes away tears after his emotional acceptance speech for his work with women and child victims of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, sat with former Tory Prime Minister, Joe Clark (front(, at the 12th Annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day at Ottawa City Hall Monday Jan. 18, 2015. (Julie Oliver / Ottawa Citizen) Julie Oliver / Ottawa Citizen
GOMA HOSPITAL BENEFIT CONCERT
AWARENESS FOR SGBV SURVIVORS
The overall goal of the proposal is to advance the health, economic and social well-being of women and girl survivors of sexual violence in rural villages in DRCongo.
To achieve this goal, the program will provide training to build the capacity of rural health care providers to assist SGBV survivors, develop culturally appropriate mediation tools for community leaders and health practitioners to raise awareness of sexual violence and facilitate survivors’ reintegration in their families and communities; and provide microfinance loans, in the form of pigs, to improve rural women’s economic stability.
GOMA ELECTIONS 2011
With the material and financial support of USAID and lFES, CONGO YETU INTTIATIVE prepared the population of the city of Goma to the presidential and legislative elections of 2011. The project continues until March 2012 to prepare the Congolese people to provincial and local elections of 2011
Leaders of CYI in T-shirts, IFES and USAID partners at the launching of the election awareness activities.
FUNDING FOR MZABIBU MEDICAL CENTER
Mzabibu Medical Center received $ 1500 USD of Congo Yetu Initiative. This amount was used for the purchase of medicines and hospital equipment amounting to USD 1461 and the remaining amount of USD 39 has been used to transport them to the Medical Center.
Pictures of clubbing drugs and materials to Dr. Lukong Mupenda, doctor in charge of the Medical Center Mzabibu.