Fight against Impunity and Support to Survivors of Sexual Violence

Reporting Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 18,000,000
Timeframe: March 15, 2013 - March 29, 2018
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 18,000,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Primary Health Care (30 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Law, Governance & Public Policy (50 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (20 %)

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The goal of this project is to ensure that women and girls are better protected from violence, exploitation, and abuse in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The project contributes to reducing sexual violence by helping to fight impunity for the perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence and promoting measures to prevent these crimes. Fighting impunity includes strengthening and expanding judicial services, improving the processes for investigating and prosecuting crimes involving sexual violence, and increasing the knowledge, skills, and independence of judges and court officials. The project engages local communities in helping to prevent sexual and gender-based violence. It also helps to improve the medical and psychosocial services provided to survivors. Finally, it helps survivors earn a living at activities that also benefit their community.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Total Direct Population: 13,787
Total Indirect Population: 15,362
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120 Radio programs aired
26 Cinema sessions implemented
26 Schools including gender in their curriculum
8 Universities including gender in their curriculum
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The project’s expected intermediate outcomes include: i) increased accountability and effectiveness of key ministries (Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, the Ministry of Gender, and the Ministry of Public Health) and civil society organizations in fighting impunity and in providing quality services to survivors; ii) increased leadership of communities, human rights groups (men, women, and youth), civil society and the private sector in promoting gender equality with regard to sexual and gender-based violence.

Achieved Results

Results achieved as of December 2016 include: (1) 5,795 victims of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) were supported with regard to their medical and psychosocial needs; (2) 1,755 cases of SGBV (1,743 women and 12 men) were brought to court; among these, 783 legal decisions were rendered (79.6% guilty verdicts and 20.4% acquittals); (3) legal clinics offered legal information and advice services to 10,091 people, of whom 58.55% were women; (4) 1,729 adult beneficiaries (1,560 women and 169 men) were reintegrated socio-economically; (5) 665 minors (635 girls and 30 boys) were reintegrated scholastically; (6) 26 schools and 8 universities have included gender in their curriculum for young people across their training modules; (7) 26 cinema sessions enabled 3,843 people (2,250 women and 1,593 men) to have access to information and understand their rights; (8) 120 radio programs on the fight against sexual and gender based violence were aired (total coverage estimated at 15,000 people); (9) 362 indirect victims such as parents, spouses, grandparents and children of SGBV victims were supported with regard to their psychological needs; and (10) compliance with intake timeframes within 72 hours increased from 20% to 33.6%.


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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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