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13 March 2019

Rethinking Relationships - From violence to equality in the DRC

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: VAWG & Social Norms
  • Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Project: Tearfund - DRC

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has experienced years of conflict. Millions have died or been displaced, and basic services have collapsed. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is very high, fuelled by gender inequality. The 2014 Demographic and Health Survey in the DRC found that 57% of ever married women aged 15–49 had experienced intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime and 16% had experienced non-partner sexual violence in the 12 months prior to the survey.

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