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. By facilitating community sessions with boys and girls, teachers, parents and community leaders through the What’s Up?! approach, we include all stakeholders in building a culture where SGBV is rejected and equality is embraced by the local community. The program is developed in collaboration with l’Université Évangélique Afrique and is funded by the Dutch Relief Alliance for humanitarian Innovations. The program has a length of 18 months and will be finalized in August 2020.