The project consists of teaching women survivors of sexual violence and war in Kivu part of DRC how to use internet and creating a platform for them to exchange with the outside world.
For their therapy, the documentation of how they overcame the situation and to help others know how to overcome theirs. this will help the outside world understand what is going on in DRC and bring people to put effort together to end the DRC war.
What locality or neighborhood will your project focus on?
North Kivu (Beni)
Describe the specific community with whom you will be working.
These women live in rural areas. They dont have a spacific platform where they can speak about difficult situations they had to endure. At times their are represented by organisation but this is to give them the opportunity to talk about their stories the way they want it to be heard not how other people would like to present it.
What kinds of news, stories and other content will be created?
Stories on how victims faught for their servival both internally and externaly. Rejected by their families they needed to convience them to take them back. They overcame fear and took the perpetrators to court (soldiers, armed rebels).Advices they have for others who are going through what they endured and a blog where they will get advices from others or comments or ecouragements. it will be a more positive platform for exchange help and support
Describe the connections that you or your organization have already established that will contribute to the success of the project.
Fonds pour les femmes Congolaises(FFC) works for the promotion of women's right in five provinces in DRC including the 2 Kivus. We have intervened in projects to provide pshycosocial and health suport to rape survivors. we have groups of rape servivors who are also our facilitators and they help other rape victims to denounce the act take them to health centers and provide psychosocial suport. these women are willing to share and help others
How many participants do you think will be involved in your project?
The programe we curently have has a lot of survivors more than 150 in different axes. we woul like to train 15 women from each axe who is dealing with a spacific topic in helping women thus: 5 in judiciary support
5 in Familly mediation and help with trauma
5 in Socio Economic reintegration. these women are to train other women in the group. All these 3 aspect will be highlighted because they are the main issues women servivors are facing.
Besides the microgrant funding, what other resources and support are you seeking for your project to ensure its success?
You can help us expand our computer library. we have 3 old desktop computers. You can support the making of a movie on how these women servivors are curently helping each other even during war. These are undocumented stories that the world has not come accross all we hear is congolese women being raped but nothing is said after the atrocities and rapes very little is said on their servival most espacialy on their personal fights.
Fonds pour les Femmes Congolaises (FFC)