DR Congo

En avant jeunes féministes

Bukavu

En avant jeunes féministes is a group based in Bukavu. By decision of the general assembly, En avant jeunes féministes was created in November 2015 with the aim of increasing the scope of feminism in society and contributing to the advancement of women's rights, gender equality at the level of mentalities and in practice. The group also fights for the protection of the rights of LGBTQIA+ people. En avant jeunes féministes currently has 98 active members, including women and girls with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, sex workers, women and girls who have been raped, and people living with HIV/AIDS, with an average age of 18-35.

Activities

  • Talk shows and film debates;
  • awareness-raising sessions on the right to safe abortion and on sexual and reproductive health for young people to enable members to take charge of their own bodies and to be informed about sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS;
  • meetings, exchanges and workshops on women's leadership, sex workers' rights and LGBTQIA+ people
  • legal, judicial, medical and psychosocial assistance for LGBTQIA+ people, sex workers, raped women and girls, women with disabilities, etc;
  • conferences, advocacy, training, awareness-raising sessions on issues related to women's, sexual minorities' and sex workers' rights.
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