Solidarité des Femmes pour le Développement Intégral

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About

Location: Democratic Republic of Congo
Key(s): Peace and Security

Envisioning a just peaceful society with complete gender equality Solidarité des Femmes pour le Développement Intégral (SOFEDI) was established in 2014 as a grassroots, community-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in Kazimia, Fizi District Administration Office (DAO). Since its inception, SOFEDI has been advocating for women and girls' access to decision making in positions of political, social and economic sphere in the community.

Developments

Within a short period of time, SOFEDI has established itself as leading organization working in the sector of women's equal participation in decision making:

Introduced and established the agenda "Women in Politics" which has been expanded and adopted by others in the district.

Continuously supported and advocated for human rights, social protection and the establishment of democratic practices.

Implemented voter education programs in Fizi zone, to educate the public on leadership opportunities for women and girls.

Established Resource Centers to address issues such as women's reproductive health, girl child education, violence against women, food security and the growing impact of climate change to address the sustainable development goals at a community level. 

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