Engaging young people in peer dialogue, critical thinking, and activism, this program aims to address inequitable gender norms, promote racial justice, and ultimately reduce violence and discrimination in communities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Living Peace Institute (LPI) is a Congolese non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental and psychosocial health of people in conflict areas to restore peace and stability. It was born out of research from the International Men and Gender Survey (IMAGES) and grounded in evidence-based research on breaking cycles of violence.
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
“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.”
The Living Peace Institute (LPI), Equimundo’s strategic partner in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), celebrated International Women’s Day this year with a daylong dialogue on “Gender and Women’s Economic
The Living Peace Institute (LPI), Equimundo’s strategic partner in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), works to promote gender equality, prevent gender-based violence, and restore peaceful family
Succumbing to pressures from the conservative base of Brazil’s National Congress, the country’s Ministry of Education (MEC) is about to approve another setback to gender equity in schools. At the beginning of April 2017, it was proposed that the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” be removed from the National Common Curricular Base (Base Nacional Comum Curricular, or BNCC) for elementary schools – the guideline for classroom content in Brazil.
Results from a sustained impact evaluation of a psychosocial intervention targeting men to prevent intimate partner violence. See the full report here, launched in September 2017. Written
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
Over the course of 10 days in July, 50 police officers in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) participated in a gender-transformative training led by Equimundo, as
Equimundo began formative research in October 2016 to inform the development of a new four-year project, the Young Men’s Clubs Against Violence (YMCAV), which will work to
When Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in the headlines, conflict, war, and rape are often the focus. And, we should be paying attention: nearly a quarter of women in DRC have experienced conflict-related sexual violence, and nearly two-thirds have experienced violence from a male partner.
Benoit Ruratotoye is the Research and Training Director at the Living Peace Institute, Equimundo’s affiliate in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On September 21, 2016, he joined
Equimundo will participate in this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, a yearly opportunity for global leaders to amplify and engage with innovative solutions to the
The relationship between civilians and the military in eastern Congo is a vital one, but soldiers have been accused of impunity for past crimes. One soldier’s story shows how things might be changing, say Nadia Shabani and Alexa Hassink.
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 (LPI) uses radio sketches and television to promote change in post-conflict settings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, discussing ways to end cycles of violence, how to manage emotions, family dynamics, and more.
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.