Women and men progressing together

Women and men progressing togetherDIGITAL EXHIBITIONDespite being written into the Constitution promulgated in 2006, gender equality is often not a reality in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Women and girls in the Congo are subjected to many forms of discrimination and are more often than men victims of gender based violence. Women and men progressing together, a unique photo exhibition.

Girls faced with violence in the DRC

The root causes of gender based violence stem from traditional practices and persistent inequalities in terms of status and opportunities made available to men and women respectively.

Women and men progressing together

Through the ‘’Men and women moving forward together ‘’ programme, UNICEF and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s affairs, with funding of 2 million Euro by the European Union, wish to act on all types of gender based violence and their root causes.

Towards a sustainable change in gender relations

During my last visits to Kinshasa and Kwilu Province, I witnessed the considerable efforts made by UNICEF, the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s affairs and their partners, to reduce gender inequalities and gender-based violence. They assist the local communities and authorities to adopt a new approach to gender relations with the aim of achieving a more harmonious and prosperous Congolese society.

A slow and arduous task which addresses the root causes of gender inequality and gender-based violence and which I have tried to illustrate through photographs and testimonies.

The photo exhibition, online and live !

Wherever you are, discover the exhibition and share your reactions with us! Discover the exclusive digital exhibition on www.images-ponabana.com, the site dedicated to the most beautiful photos of the children of the DRC:

The unique pictures of our exhibition

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Through the ‘’Men and women moving forward together ‘’ programme, UNICEF and the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children’s affairs, with funding by the European Union, wish to act on all types of gender based violence and their root causes.

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Photo: UNICEF DRC 2016 Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

Translated from French by Elsabe Joubert

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Gwenn Dubourthoumieu

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu s’est intéressé à la photographie alors qu’il travaillait en Afrique pour des ONG humanitaires. Professionnel depuis avril 2010, son travail est régulièrement récompensé. Il travaille régulièrement pour UNICEF RDC en tant que consultant photographique.

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu became interested in photography while working in Africa for humanitarian NGOs. Professional since 2010, his work is regularly rewarded.  He's a photography consultant for UNICEF DRC.

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