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Vision GRAM-International and IFEDD asbl for the 2018 week of Against Gun Violence in North and South-Kivu, Eastern of D R Congo

thumbnailIn the DRC, the provinces of North and South Kivu have long suffered from gun violence due to armed conflict over the past decade.

This has resulted in thousands of casualties as a result of the proliferation and illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

Vision GRAM-International in partnership with IFEDD asbl, a local organization based in North Kivu (DR Congo) joined others around the world in advocating an end to the illicit trade and abuse of small arms and light weapons.

Vision GRAM-International and IFEDD are working in DR Congo in order to contribute to the reduction of the effects of weapons on the civilian populations in DR Congo.

They have decided to participate in the campaign of the World Week of Action Against Gun Violence 2018. They networked with young people who are also concerned about gun violence and help amplify their voices.

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Raised awareness of the support that survivors of gun violence need: They raised awareness on the impact of gun violence in the community and sensitization sessions with women in Goma and women living in mining squares Rubaya (North -Kivu) in Numbi (South- Kivu).

- Raised awareness of the Sustainable Developm32533576_1841621219209883_8043877724206399488_nent Goals—particularly:   Meeting with youth in Goma to emphasize the importance of reducing gun violence at secondary schools.

  • Meeting with victims (Women and children) of gun violence in North Kivu/ DR Congo to support the campaign.

 *SDG 5.2, "eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls",

*SDG 4.A, the aim to "provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all". 

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32336764_10155223916246227_1823388993551597568_n• Vision GRAM-International participated through social media campaign (Twitter, Facebook) to encourage governments to take meaningful and effective measures to prevent gun violence.

It raised awarenss about gun violence and the importanceof the campaign during the radio inteview at CHUO 89.1 FM at Universty of Ottawa/Canada  

Vision GRAM-International is a member of IANSA. Launched by IANSA in 2003, the annual Week of Action (WoA) is a chance for us to advocate collectively for an end to illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons.  

 

                                                                    Vision GRAM-International