Support of Women’s Capacity to Mediate Electoral Conflicts in DRC

Reporting Organization:Fund for Congolese Women
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 301,459
Timeframe: July 11, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Fund for Congolese Women

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Congo (DRC) - $ 301,459.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Law, Governance & Public Policy (30 %)

Protection (30 %)

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The project is designed to contribute to peace consolidation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by getting women significantly involved in a peaceful electoral process. The project is helping to improve women’s participation in managing electoral conflicts and in promoting civic education in 10 provinces. Project activities include the following: (1) building the capacity of 45 women leaders in electoral conflict mediation and management; (2) organizing three capacity-building workshops for 45 women candidates or potential candidates on developing communication strategies in an election period, the various legal instruments protecting women, and advocacy; (3) organizing 16 advocacy missions about appointing women and girls to decision-making positions; (4) subsidizing 16 women’s organizations so they can implement projects pertaining to outreach, women’s participation in the electoral process, preventing and managing electoral conflicts, electoral observation and monitoring the status of women; and (5) organizing three capacity-building sessions on civic education and electoral observation for 30 women and girl leaders.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected results of this project include the following: (1) improved access to decision-making bodies for aspiring women candidates in national and provincial elections in the DRC; (2) increased awareness among national and provincial authorities and traditional leaders about supporting the significant involvement of women in decision-making bodies; and (3) improved access for women and men, including young women and men, to electoral dialogue forums organized by women’s organizations to ensure electoral monitoring and, if necessary, mediation of electoral conflicts in 10 provinces.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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