Initiation of the identification of cases of sexual violence and stigma

20 juin 2018 Par Chadrack Londe

The operation to identify cases of sexual violence and stigma was launched this Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Kindu. The ceremony was presided over by the Bishop of the United Methodist Church in the East Congo. Bishop. Unda Yap recognized the role that the Methodist woman plays in advancing the work of God and the emergence of the United Methodist Church in the Congo east. According to Bishop Unda's wife, the management of victims of sexual violence and stigma is part of the activities of the United Methodist Church in the Congo east. Dr Marie-Claire says that a centre for literacy and care for victims of sexual violence is under construction. The Tennessee, Memphis and California-Pacific annual conferences of the United Methodist Church work in partnership with the United Methodist Church in eastern Congo through Congo Women arise. "Congo women arise" builds a women's centre in Kindu, where the local church already provides physical, psychosocial and spiritual support to the survivors of the war. Women will be able to acquire income-generating skills such as cooking, sewing, maternity support and childcare services to ensure the viability of these victims. The Tennessee, Memphis and California-Pacific annual conferences of the United Methodist Church work in partnership with the United Methodist Church in eastern Congo through Congo Women arise. "Congo women arise" will build a women's centre in Kindu where the local church is already providing physical, psychosocial and spiritual support to the survivors of the war. Women will be able to acquire income-generating skills such as cooking, sewing, maternity support and childcare services to ensure the viability of these victims. This centre is intended to be a place of hope and transformation of lives for many villages and communities. The construction of this centre is an extension of the relations and work that each of these American conferences has already established with the Episcopal region of eastern Congo. The three conferences raised the necessary funds for the construction of this centre while the United Methodist Youth in Kindu brings its skills in the manufacture of bricks in support of the program. An anonymous donation of $150 000 at the end of 2016 raised $350 000. In Congolese culture, women are the foundation of the family, of the church, of the village and why of society as a whole. These women are the targets of the war raging in the eastern Congo region. They are victims of physical, sexual, psychological, social and domestic problems. United Methodist Women play a key leadership role in the program, as survivors rediscover their own value and reintegrate into society.