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PIFEVA (Pillar of Vulnerable Women Active in DR Congo)

Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Joined November 2017

Promote women’s rights and fight inequalities against women in South Kivu in eastern DR Congo.

Presence in: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Housing & Sanitation, Labor & Employment, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights

PIFEVA specializes in the promotion of gender equality and women’s leadership, protection, socio-professional reintegration and economic status of women and children in vulnerable situations and in supporting local communities in conflict transformation, in a struggle prospects against poverty and injustice in South Kivu, DR Congo.

As part of its project to support the political participation of women in decision making bodies in the territory of Shabunda in South Kivu, funded by the Congolese women Fund in 2016, PIFEVA accompanied 135 women leaders reinforced capacity through training workshops on gender in Shabunda leadership, the electoral process, citizenship and good governance. Through that project, PIFEVA sensitized customary chiefs and local people to support women candidates in the next provincial and local elections in the territory of Shabunda in South Kivu.

As part of its child protection project of the street and victims of sexual violence in Bukavu, funded by ICCO-Cooperation in 2016, PIFEVA has set up a center for protection and socio-professional reintegration of children at risk, through which 547 street children and child victims of sexual violence received special protection and family and social reintegration (family mediation) and academic and professional reintegration in the city of Bukavu.

In the end, through its project to support the promotion of peaceful mechanisms for conflict transformation in the territory of Kalehe and the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu, also funded by ICCO-Cooperation in 2016, PIFEVA set up and strengthen capacity of 4 local peace committees in Kalehe center, Bunyakiri and Minova in Kalehe territory and to Kamanyola in the Ruzizi plain, through which 611 people (212 women, 67 children, 173 young people and 159 displaced / returned) victims of land disputes, have access to peaceful settlement mechanisms candied and are accompanied in obtaining land titles in the territory of Kalehe and the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu.

People Associated With This Organization

Trésor Badisungu

Democratic Republic of the Congo  
PIFEVA (Pillar of Vulnerable Women... (Unverified)
Joined November 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Family, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
Trésor Badisungu is a young environmental leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is co-founder and Africa Coordinator of the pan-African and indigenous organization Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO) specializing in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of modern and indigenous programs, projects, initiatives and approaches resilient to climate change in Democratic Republic of Congo and Africa.
Through Climate Change Africa Opportunities (CCAO), Trésor Badisungu currently coordinates a pan-African network with 23 national focal points of support and accompaniment of young green entrepreneurs, women and indigenous populations carrying knowledge (traditional and or modern), new ideas and initiatives offering and or likely to offer services, innovative and beneficial indigenous and or technological solutions to improve the resilience of indigenous and local communities in Africa.
Trésor Badisungu has initiated and coordinates each year the Green Prize for a Sustainable Africa is a pan-African program that has supported each year since 2018 (through a very competitive incubation process) 10 young green entrepreneurs, women and indigenous peoples who have contributed through their startups and or green initiatives to improve and strengthen African resilience to climate change in Africa.
He has over 5 years of experience in advocacy and adaptation to climate change at national and international level and has worked with partners, government institutions and local communities to implement many climate smart initiatives and influencing relevant policies to help build resilient communities while supporting indigenous and local technology initiatives in Africa.

Veronique Bulaya

Democratic Republic of the Congo  
PIFEVA (Pillar of Vulnerable Women...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Health, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Veronique BULAYA has made the work of her life fight for the promotion and protection of the rights of vulnerable women and children. This motivates her to join in May 2008 as an active member of the organization PIFEVA (Pillar of Active Women Vulnerable in DR Congo) which is a non-profit association for women created on June 4, 2004 in Bukavu ( South Kivu) to promote women's rights and address gender inequality as a result of persistent cases of sexual and gender-based violence and widespread poverty caused by multiple wars in the eastern of the DR Congo. Véronique BULAYA is appointed Coordinator of PIFEVA (Pillar of Active Vulnerable Women in DR Congo), a role that she assiduously assumes until this day. In her work, Veronique BULAYA is very involved in the Protection and fight against sexual and gender-based violence in South Kivu in the eastern of the DR Congo.
Veronique Bulaya is the network champion (main point of contact) for PIFEVA (Pillar of Vulnerable Women Active in DR Congo).

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