This September, OTG held a 4-day Congolese created and led GBV workshop for 30 female coffee farmers from rural villages. Additionally, 10 male participants from the Muungano Coffee Cooperative attended the training. Our team covered GBV prevention and the legal rights and protection women are entitled to after an attack. It costs $75 per woman to travel to and attend the workshop.
The photos below follow were collected by On the Ground’s DRC Programme Director Herman Chirihambali Lwango during our inaugural GBV legal clinic.
Though we received positive initial feedback from participants following the workshop, to further monitor impacts our Program Director will conduct quarterly follow up interviews with all participants. We’ll also host small quarterly public forums for community members to discus cultural changes around GBV and other women’s rights issues.