Digital support for victims of sexual and gender-related violence in the DRC.

To strengthen the holistic approach of access to and medical treatment of women and girls who have survived sexual and gender-related violence, through digital tools, in the Eastern DRC.

Project start date : 15/10/2022

Beneficiary country : Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health

Fields of application

  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • NGO
  • Other (please specify)

Area where the project is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

  • Subsidies
  • Sales of data analysis
  • Donations
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Other

Project objectives

  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

Action for Peace, Education and Defence of Human Rights (APEDH)

Action for Peace, Education and Defence of Human Rights (APEDH) is a local Congolese organisation created in 2015 following an initiative taken by women in the city of Goma. It seeks answers to human rights issues in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in North Kivu Province: non-involvement of women in local governance and the search for peace (resolution and transformation of conflicts), destruction of the socio-economic fabric of women, inability of women to defend their rights, economic dependence of women, failure to denounce human rights violations committed against women, dropping out of school, and forced recruitment of children into armed groups. The association acts in three main areas: gender and women’s empowerment, child protection and education, and peace, human rights and good governance, to the benefit of vulnerable women and children affected by armed conflicts. Our vision is to live in a society where the rights of women and children are respected.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use

Yes

Open source

Yes

Open data

Yes

Independent evaluation

Yes, evaluated independently

Partners

  • Open Society Initiative For Sourthern Africa-OSISA

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie-OIF

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Counter Part International

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Kibumba health zone where the project will take place

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)