Commitment to Action

Man Up Congo: Youth Ending Violence Against Girls In Schools

Commitment by

Man Up Campaign

In 2012, the Man Up Campaign committed to support its two youth delegations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who are creating community-based programs to combat gender-based violence, specifically the normalization of sexual violence against girls in school. This commitment builds upon the success of Man Up's 2010 summit that brought together 85 youth from 25 countries. This is the initial implementation of Man Up's second phase strategy to support delegates post-summit in their local programming. Over one year, the Man Up Campaign will increase its capacity-building and technical support to delegates by advising on plans of action, fostering partnerships and mentorships, delivering trainings, providing seed grants, and creating a space for online networking. Through Man Up's support, the two DRC youth delegations will be able to implement awareness raising activities (theater and workshops) to directly engage over 300 students around issues of gender-based violence. Using the support of the two DRC delegations as a pilot program, Man Up will test, assess, and modify its support strategies for all delegations moving forward.

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Commitment

Man Up Congo: Youth Ending Violence Against Girls In Schools

Launched

2012

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$50,000

Region

Africa

Countries

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Commitment by

Man Up Campaign

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Ligue des Jeaunes des Grands Lacs, HEAL Africa, Heal Canada, Jeauness Pour L'Avenir