FAPE – Congo (DRC)
Femmes Actives pour la Protection de l’Environnement (Democratic Republic of Congo)
FAPE (Active Women for Environmental Protection) is established in Mboko, in DRC’s South Kivu Province, as a non-political, non-profit organization.
FAPE is committed to women’s rights, with the aim of making Congolese women self-reliant, free and independent, capable of defending their own rights as well as their children’s rights while engaging self-care and community development.
FAPE at a Glance
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Employees and regular volunteers
have benefited from FAPE’s education and training programmes in 2017
have benefited from FAPE’s social and humanitarian support programmes in 2017
Programmes and activities
- Promoting a culture of peace and non-violence at school
- School awareness activities on the issue of early marriage
- Sex education at school, prevention of sexual violence and HIV/AIDS transmission
- Prevention of water-borne diseases: construction of latrines in schools
- Vocational and technical training: market gardening, soap and basket making, sewing
- Adult and youth literacy
- Assisting the economic empowerment of women victims of violence
- Material assistance to vulnerable families or victims of war
FAPE and the Sustainable Development Goals
The Active Women’s Association for the Protection of the Environment (FAPE) focuses on the social and economic integration of some of the most vulnerable women who live in the region of Mboko (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and on providing their children with better access to education. These outcomes were made possible through the provision of support and training initiatives, payment of school fees and the donations of livestock. These activities have impacted Sustainable Development Goals 4 (education), 5 (gender equality) and 10 (reduction of inequalities).