Standing up for the Rights of Women and Girls in One of the World’s Most Unstable Regions Truly a dynamic organization, Dynamique Des Femmes Juristes operates in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and has represented over 700 women through their network of paralegals and lawyers, half of whom were victims of sexual violence. They have targeted thousands of rural community members through awareness-raising meetings, reached over 8,000 people in their women’s rights dissemination campaigns, and trained 120 grassroots women leaders so they can participate in politics in their local communities. Their outreach campaigns have trained hundreds of traditional leaders, military and police in protecting the rights of women, resulting in signed agreements and action plans from community leaders to work for changed attitudes to sexual and gender-based violence.
Read the Member Spotlight here to find out more about how DFJ have developed the potential of women so that they engage in the promotion, protection and defense of their rights. Or ask @claudiakasongo a question here in our community discussions.
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