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Droit en Santé Sexuel et Reproductive—Ado & Jeunes

Nearly 30% of women in the DRC have experienced sexual violence. We are working to change that. Pathfinder joins local partners in Kinshasa to address sexual and gender-based violence against young women and uphold their sexual and reproductive rights.

Project Date: 2014 - present
Funder: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

1,600+ girls received at least one service for sexual & gender-based violence at facilities we support

18 health facilities were strengthened to establish youth-friendly services through our project

270+ postabortion care services provided at health facilities we support

in 2015, we conducted a landmark study on the sexual & reproductive health knowledge and practices of Kinshasa’s youth

What We Do

  • Build a strong local response to sexual violence & gender-based violence so survivors get the help they need without delay
  • Train and coach service providers to deliver the high-quality services young people need, including lifesaving postabortion care, contraception, and HIV testing and treatment
  • Mobilize communities to transform harmful gender norms that make young women vulnerable to violence, unsafe sex, unwanted pregnancy, and unsafe abortion
  • Make sure survivors of sexual and gender-based violence are provided with legal support
  • Call on policymakers to introduce and expand policies that protect young people’s sexual and reproductive rights

Project Staff Members

Aben Ngay

Senior Country Director

Aben comes to Pathfinder with over 25 years of experience in international development in Africa with areas of expertise ranging from basic education, child labor, and public...

Marie-Claude Mbuyi

Senior Technical Advisor

Marie-Claude Mbuyi has more than twelve years of experience in designing and implementing reproductive, maternal, and child health...

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