Hope out of conflict – How sanitation plays a vital role in protecting women and children from sexual violence in DRC

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Working in the North-Kivu province of DRC, the Programme de Promotion de Soins Santé Primaires is using an integrated and holistic approach that includes CLTS to address the linked problems of sexual violence and sanitation which affect women and children. Adopting a CLTS approach, and working in schools and health clinics, maternal and child health in the area has improved, and the increase in household latrines have reduced the vulnerability of women. In addition, through establishing community protection committees, survivors of sexual violence are able to speak out, receive counselling and seek justice.

Read about the approach that PPSSP is using

Date: 8 September 2011
Democratic Republic of Congo