Empowering girls and their communities through art

In Collaboration with M’Shujarts! A Girls Arts Collective

Beginning March 2020

Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

55 girls and young women

Empowering Girls Through Art to Achieve Gender Equality

This program is located in the neighborhood of Mabanga South, in Goma, the capital of the North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congo has been affected by war for decades, normalizing and exacerbating sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in everyday life. In this place, as in every other place in the world, adolescent girls are those most marginalized in society, denied some of their basic human rights. Investing in them is a key to unlocking their potential and supporting the broader development of their communities.

We are  providing support and training for staff members on the ground in Goma so that they can create a safe, expressive and empowered space for adolescent girls to develop core life and art skill sets, and amplify their voices through public murals and posters.   

In this program girls will have the opportunity to survive, thrive, and make progress with their communities to achieve gender equality. 

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