Set against the backdrop of armed conflict and political instability in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Living Peace Institute (LPI) works toward attaining sustainable, peace
Participants in the Youth Clubs Against Violence (YCAV) project – developed by Living Peace Institute and Equimundo and funded by the Swedish Embassy in Kinshasa – were visited by a delegation comprising Peter Eriksson, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation, and the Swedish Ambassador to Kinshasa and his diplomatic corps.
“I have confidence in myself now,” shares a female participant in the Youth Living Peace program in Democratic Republic of the Congo; “I have seen that girls can do a lot of things. Having the facilitators and talking with others girls helped me to choose my goals, to choose my friends better- those who will be good influence for me and my future.”
This brief outlines findings from the qualitative, time-series impact evaluation of the Living Peace intervention piloted by Equimundo in Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Living Peace program
This brief outlines approaches to reducing violence against women through psychological interventions targeting men. The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI), in partnership with the World Bank Group,
This report presents the findings of a qualitative, time-series evaluation that assessed the impact on intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention of a pilot intervention program called Living
The Living Peace Institute (LPI), Equimundo’s affiliate in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), works to promote gender equality, prevent gender-based violence, and restore peaceful family and
The Living Peace Institute, Equimundo’s affiliate in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is committed to working toward post-conflict peace and equality with vulnerable populations, including those youth,
International Women’s Day, celebrated each year on March 8, is an opportunity to highlight the achievements of all women and girls globally, while calling for greater equality.
We’re humbled to be mentioned in TIME’s cover story “The Secret War Crime,” written by Aryn Baker. Against a background of horrific and widespread sexual violence in conflict, Baker narrates the stories of victims and survivors of this violence – and of others who are working for change.
This story of change pulls out the main findings and recommendations from Living Peace: EMERGE Case Study, which focuses on the work of Living Peace in DRC. This
Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has caused millions of people to lose their lives, suffer displacement or become the victims or perpetrators of violence.
Equimundo’s team in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Living Peace Institute, held three celebrations to conclude its second round of Living Peace groups in North
Although state-based conflicts have declined globally over the past 20 years, approximately 1.5 billion people continue to live in areas that are fragile, in conflict, or subject to large-scale organized violence. For communities in DRC, Living Peace has been well received and successfully scaled up. The program’s positive results lead to the question: What are the lessons learned that can be replicated and adapted in other post-conflict settings around the world?
Living Peace is reaching thousands of men and women, including military, police, health workers, and religious leaders, to prevent violence and create sustainable peace in North and
Abby and Kyalu were abducted by rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2008. Abby was forced into hard labor and Kyalu, his wife,
Starting in 2015, Equimundo and partners began implementing a four-year expansion of the innovative Living Peace program throughout the North and South Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic
This manual provides the resources and tools for organizations and practitioners in post-conflict settings to sustainably engage men in gender-based violence prevention through Living Peace groups. The
This report presents the complete results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) conducted by Equimundo, Sonke Gender Justice, and Institut Supérieur du Lac in
This report aims to complement and further the work of the women, peace, and security agenda through a discussion of the formation of male identities, drivers of
This report presents the preliminary results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).