Project profile — Justice, Empowerment and Dignity of Women and Girls in the DRC

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Justice, Empowerment and Dignity of Women and Girls in the DRC - Overview
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme (41114)
2018-03-27 - 2022-12-31
Country / region • Congo, Democratic Republic (100.00%)
Sector • Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (20.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Reproductive health care (13020) (10.00%)
• Government And Civil Society, General
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (70.00%)
Policy marker • Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• Gender equality (principal objective)
Description and results


The project aims to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) - such as sexual harassment, intimidation, early marriage and rape - as well as to unhealthy practices. It aims to improve the holistic management of survivors through multisectoral integrated service centres (MISC). The MISCs would make medical, psychosocial, legal and socioeconomic reintegration or school re-entry services available to girls and young women who are survivors of SGBV. Not only does the project contribute to SGBV prevention and to promote the rights of girls and women through a national campaign for change in social behaviours, but it also promotes a communication and engagement strategy for men and boys to change their behaviours and perceptions on sexual and gender-based violence. Project activities include: (1) community outreach and youth engagement; (2) strengthening community-based protection networks; (3) establishing the MISCs; (4) strengthening the capacity of lawyers and legal defenders; (5) developing initiatives that encourage female entrepreneurship and the socioeconomic reintegration of survivors or re-entry of underage victims into the school system; and (6) strengthening national coordination in the fight against SGBV.

Expected results

Expected results for the project include: (1) decreased SGBV through social mobilization and the transformation of sociocultural attitudes and norms that are harmful to women and girls; (2) further strengthening of the empowerment and resilience of SGBV survivors through integrated, multisectoral, efficient and coordinated assistance and the increased efficiency of protection strategies; and (3) increased efficiency of protection, prevention and response strategies for SGBV through a unified national mechanism that is coordinated at the political and operational levels.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2019 include: (1) 4,365 survivors of sexual violence (of which 4,319 were women) received quality medical support, and 4,522 survivors of sexual violence received quality psychosocial support; (2) 10 integrated multi-sector services centres were set up or consolidated to provide their services to survivors of sexual violence; and (3) 1,500 survivors of sexual violence have benefited from socio economic and school reintegration, and 577 assault cases have been prosecuted.



Original budget $4,100,000
Planned Disbursement $4,000,000
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