C-Change Launches Programme in DRC to Mitigate Gender-based Violence in Schools

C-Change implemented a programme to prevent and mitigate school-related, gender-based violence (SRGBV) in 31 schools in Katanga Province in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The programme in the DRC uses the tested USAID Safe Schools Doorways - I & III curricula for teachers and students to promote positive changes in students, teachers, school administrators, parents, and community members on attitudes and knowledge concerning gender-based violence.

Based on formative research, the C-Change project in DRC has developed community media campaigns utilising radio, television, educational comic books and other community channels to create awareness of the issues related to SRGBV and youth. These messages focus on improving attitudes and behaviors that contribute to hostile environments for students. Materials are available here.


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