Project duration: 01 January 2019 – 01 August 2020
Location: South-Kivu, DRC
As part of an inclusive community program in Kabare, focusing on spreading knowledge and awareness on SGBV, Help a Child and Invi have introduced the Invi bracelet. The Invi bracelet is a nonviolent self-defense device, using a disgusting smell to keep off perpetrators and enables people to walk around with confidence by knowing they can defend themselves. E2P is a community-based methodology that provides, youth, parents, community meembers and leaders with knowledge, skills and the right attitude to increase their coping mechanisms and fight SGBV together. Through facilitating E2P community sessions, all stakeholders where involved in building a culture where SGBV is rejected and equality is embraced by the local community. Rasearch during the project was done by l’Université Évangélique Afrique and funded by the Dutch Relief Alliance for humanitarian Innovations. The program with a length of 18 months was finalized in August 2020.