Serious violations of women’s rights in DRC remain unchecked and are on the rise everyday. Congolese women are the victims of systematic gender-based violence, sexual violence and discrimination facilitated by internal institutions, cultural practices and social norms that deny women equal rights as human beings. These have been challenges to effective compliance of women’s rights in Congo. Centre for Human Rights &Governance believes that the rights of women are crucial in any society and thus seeks to promote those rights through various institutions at local, regional and continental levels.
We implement programs that promote women’s economic and human rights, support women activists and lawyers, and confront harmful cultural, traditional or religious practices. We partner with organizations, civil society, clergy and traditional rulers in working for the respect of women rights. We also organize working sessions with traditional leaders and the local communities on the benefits to the society for women to be treated on an equal basis with men.