DRC

Alliance Focal Point Organization: UCOFEM-GEMSA
Contact Person: Dorothee Swedi
Physical Address: 81 Tombalbaye, Gombe Kinshasa, RDC
Email: dorothee_swedi@yahoo.fr
Telephone: +243 999 913 746

DRC Alliance village and country level workshops

DRC Alliance village and country level workshops

These reports set out building blocks for the Southern African Gender Protocol Alliance in DRC led by the Alliance focal network in collaboration with Gender Links and the Alliance Secretariat.

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

International: Women in peace and gendered reinforcements

Johannesburg, 20 September: Tomorrow is International Peace Day. The focus this year is peace education pledging, “to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity.À

A recent Gender Links Study on the prevalence of violence against women (VAW) in the Limpopo province of South Africa found that more than half (57%) of women who had attended school said they had been sexually harassed at school or university. They referred to incidents where a teacher, principal or lecturer hinted or threatened that they would fail exams, get bad marks and that their schooling would be adversely affected, if they did not provide sexual favours.

DRC: Women are taking their rightful place in news media and newsrooms

DRC: Women are taking their rightful place in news media and newsrooms

The Congolese media is honouring its commitment to mainstream gender in editorial content and in the recruitment of its personnel.

The latest figures from a survey carried out in 22 media houses by the Union Congolaise des Femmes des Médias (UCOFEM) in October 2011, and published in April 2012, shows that 22% of sources are women.

Women in the DRC put their best foot forward

After several postponements, national elections will be held in November 2011 and local elections will be held in 2012 in DRC. Activists are demanding that attempts to dilute gender requirements in the electoral act be withdrawn and that parties put their best foot forward for the elections.

January 10, 2012 Themes: Elections | Protocol
Programs: Protocol @ work | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

DRC: Confident women stepping forward

Women candidates are increasingly finding their voice on these and other issues as various non- governmental groups have redoubled their efforts to increase the number of elected women, including setting up women’s leadership circles and an electoral clinic which supports candidates in their campaigns.

November 22, 2011
Programs: About the Alliance | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

DRC: Proposed 30% quota for women for November national election rejected

DRC: Proposed 30% quota for women for November national election rejected

As the country prepares for national elections slated for November 2011, the Alliance Network Governance cluster focal point shared with the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance Governance cluster that gender activists are exercised about the rejection of the proposed 30% quota by all political parties.

September 6, 2011
Programs: About the Alliance | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2010 DRC

SADC Gender Protocol Barometer 2010 DRC

Le baromètre du Protocole de la SADC sur le Genre et le Développement, Á  travers un tableau d’indicateurs, présente la situation actuelle par rapport aux différents points sociaux, politiques et économiques

Report on Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance at the 2009 DRC HOS Summit

The Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance led by Gender Links participated in the 5th Civil Society Forum hosted by the SADC Council of NGOs parallel to the Heads of State Summit in September 2009. The event attended by 140 participants from accross SADC saw the launch of the SADC Gender Protocol Baseline Barometer and the Handbook: Roadmap to Equality Lessons Learnt in the campaign for the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, by the head of the SADC Gender Unit, Magdeline Madibela.

Indigenous Pamphlets: SADC Gender and Protocol

Indigenous Pamphlets: SADC Gender and Protocol

SADC and Gender Protocol indigenous language pamphlets for Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Family support key to the success of women in local government

Councillor Theresa van der Merwe, a first time councillor in Johannesburg, says that having a safe home environment with a supportive husband and children is at the root of her success. “My husband is proud of what I am doing and so are my children, and they all share and encourage me in all events. I think without them all it would have been much harder to cope with and to see the importance of what I do.À