Democratic Republic of Congo
Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Democratic Republic of Congo
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Democratic Republic of Congo are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Democratic Republic of Congo
Aide et Action Pour la Paix (AAP)
Reinforcing Local Peacebuilding
Purpose: To promote peaceful coexistence among IDPs, refugees and local residents by raising awareness about land and inheritance rights; organizing four consultative meetings with communities to strengthen conflict mediation over land; and developing and proposing a policy framework articulating communities' rights to land, forest and mineral resources for endorsement by local policymakers.
Association des Jeunes pour le Developpement Integre-Kalundu (Ajedi-Ka)
Child Soldier Reintegration
Purpose: To prevent the recruitment of children into armed conflict by advocating for the application of child protection laws; to reintegrate former child soldiers through family reunification and vocational training; to offer medical and psychosocial care to girl survivors of sexual violence; and to provide administrative support to three youth-led groups and child protection committees.
Centre d'Encadrement pour l'Auto Promotion Intégrée (Centre Dorika)
Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers
Purpose: To support the socioeconomic reintegration of former child soldiers by providing vocational training, monitoring children's rights violations through radio talk shows, and training community members on documentation and reporting.
Change Agents for Peace International (CAPI)
Change Agent Peace Program
Purpose: To strengthen peace and conflict transformation through trainings on documentation of human rights violations related to sexual and gender-based violence, land and reproductive rights, and by facilitating economic empowerment for women and ex-combatants.
Foyer de Développement pour l'Autopromotion des Pygmées et Indigènes Défavorisés (FDAPID)
Land Rights for the Indigenous Populations of Pygmies in North Kivu Province
Purpose: To protect the land tenure of Pygmy communities by convening two meetings with local and administrative authorities to discuss issues affecting land ownership by Pygmy people in two territories; identifying and mapping plots of land that traditionally belong to Pygmies; and advocating with local authoritizes to secure land titles for those who are displaced.
Ligue pour la Solidarité Congolaise (LSC)
Addressing Sexual Gender-Based Violence Through Video Advocacy
Purpose: To prevent sexual and gender-based violence and to bring perpetrators to justice, by collecting survivors' video testimonials, lobbying and organizing to change the social and cultural attitudes that undermine the rights of women and girls.
Solidarité des Femmes de Fizi pour le Bien-Etre Familial (SOFIBEF)
Women's Rights Through Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention
Purpose: To address sexual and gender-based violence by advocating for the implementation of laws that protect women's rights, running radio ads on gender issues, providing psychosocial support to survivors of violence, and facilitating dialogues about women's inheritance and land rights.
Solidarité des Femmes pour le Dévelopement Intégral (SOFEDI)
Voluntary HIV Screening Center
Purpose: To prevent HIV through free and voluntary HIV testing, counseling, psychosocial support and economic empowerment for women and young people.
Purpose: To prevent and address sexual and gender-based violence by providing medical and psychosocial care to rural survivors and their partners, providing training on voluntary HIV testing and counseling, reporting sexual abuses and advocating with local authorities for the protection of women's rights.
Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict
Promoting and Protecting the Rights of Children Affected by Armed Conflict in Eastern DRC
Purpose: To provide ongoing technical support, mentoring and training to AJWS grantee AJEDI-Ka on child protection and best practices in monitoring, reporting and responding to child rights violations in South Kivu, as part of a broader child protection initiative in eastern DRC; and to provide a sub-grant for AJEDI-Ka to support its monthly field monitoring visits, train child protection committees and provide emergency support to children in need of urgent assistance.