TESTIMONY – When she was 17, Judith fell pregnant and was forced to give up her studies. Many girls in Kinshasa have had the same experience as Judith
CHILD REPORTER – I would like to share with all readers some sad realities that young girls live on a daily basis, which stem from the occurrence of menstruation. I write this article with the hope that, from where you are, you will act in their favour.
YOUNG REPORTER – This is the story of Shukuru, a 13-year-old girl who is a student in the 4th year of primary school. A victim of discrimination, she was unable to start school at 6 years of age like her brothers. I was really touched by her story.
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.
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.
One important aspect of being a woman that is often neglected is menstruation. Menstrual hygiene, a matter of education?
GUEST BLOGGER-In the Congolese capital, teen reporters mobilize to defend the rights of children. They are fighting everywhere in Kinshasa. Let us discover, through this report, their fight against the marriage of children.
PHOTO STORY- In Bonkulu, a small village about 30 kilometers from Bandundu city, young girls are caught early in marriage and pregnant before puberty. The Bonkulu Youth Association is mobilized through educational talks to end child marriages in Kwilu. Discover the report of our Photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu.
PHOTO STORY- In the province of Kwilu, tradition has so far prevailed over education. Young girls drop out of school and are precociously married. Faced with this situation, the New Dynamics of Women’s Youth, NGO partner of UNICEF, does not lower the arm to promote education in Kwilu to the detriment of the traditions. Unpublished report of our Photographer Gwenn Dubourthoumieu.
PHOTO STORY- In Sampiere, a small village to the east of Bandundu, people gathered to follow a comedy about the fight against child marriage in Kwilu. The UNICEF DRC reporter followed them.