NEWS – Official announcement to establish a Juvenile Court in Gemena, in the South-Ubangi province. The creation of this type of court flows from the Child Protection Law and is a priority for UNICEF.
TESTIMONIAL – Celine, 21, was a victim of a rape in the city of Goma. Since then, her life is a real nightmare. Thanks to a multisectoral support, she overcame her fears and now believes in a better future!
YOUNG REPORTER – During her visit to a Transit and Orientation Centre in Goma, the US Ambassador to the United Nations agreed to be interview by the Young Reporters.
KEY FIGURES – New data on education, reproductive health, involvement in household decision-making and the manner in which young women perceive physical and sexual violence show a noticeable empowerment of girls in the DRC.
GUEST BLOGGER – Only 11% of births are recorded in the Province of Kasai Oriental. Trevor, 14 years old, is one of the many children without a birth certificate.
TESTIMONY – It happened here in the town of Bikoro. Someone severely beat a child called Héritier. The story goes back a few days to an argument between a husband and wife.
PHOTO REPORT – A mobile court hearing organised by the Peace Tribunal of the Rutshuru provide justice to 1600 children whose births have not been registered at the registry office within the statutory 90 day delay.
PHOTO REPORT – Mambote Primary School’s student club, created last year with the goal of promoting equality between boys and girls, aimed towards togetherness, and bringing the students to raise awareness within their families and friends about gender questions.
TESTIMONY – François*, 17, has just returned from the war zones in Kasai. He was one of the 500 registered cases of children used as combatants in the ongoing fighting which started in Dibaya, one of the Province’s territories.
GUEST BLOGGER – In Tanganyika, in the midst of the intercommunity conflict between the Pygmies and the Bantu, dozens of children exchange their classrooms for the self-defence militia ranks. Our guest blogger met with Rose, a 14 years old girl fighting in a militia.