Corruption robs girls and women of their dignity, impedes their full access to public health, education, and development opportunities, and in many cases threatens their lives. In addition, women’s civil rights frequently go unprotected and women are treated unequally before the law. In societies where the law enforcement system is corrupt, girls, women, and other minorities are strongly affected when dealing with matters of marriage, divorce, child custody, financial independence, access to land and property rights, domestic abuse, human trafficking, allegations of adultery and rape, among others.
Gender equality is necessary for a sustainable and inclusive development, which will not be attained in the Democratic Republic of the Congo until equal rights and opportunities are guaranteed.
16-days campaign to raise awareness about, and help prevent, gender-based violence.
CERC will launch a 16-day campaign to raise awareness about, and help prevent, gender-based violence.
Our objective is to help achieve the 2030 Agenda’s vision in relation to gender equality: “achieve a world in which all women and girls enjoy full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers for their empowerment have been removed”
CERC advocates for women’s rights and is working to promote gender mainstreaming in debates and international campaigns related to migration, education, addiction and mental health. Gender-based violence is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights abuse. CERC believes that this violence is mainly related to sexist social structures, that in themselves are one of the biggest obstacles to the empowerment of women.
That’s the reason why we are committed to promoting gender equality through education, civic engagement and advocacy actions to help change these social structures and thus contribute to reducing violence against women.