To sustainably advance women participation in rural areas in the conflict zones in DRC, a
holistic approach wasused by the DRCC foundation: combining advocacy with practice. In
the South-Kivu for instance, to fight against social harmful gender norms in the
communities, the DRCC foundation has empowered almost 100 women and youth through
their capacity building in entrepreneurship and vocational training skills, meanwhile
addressing the gender norms. Women especially were encouraged to learn and work
within non-traditional income generating activities, often dominated by men in rural areas.
Copyright photo: DRCC/Benjamin Kalumire