PIFEVA (Pillar to Vulnerable Women Active in DR Congo) is a non-profit support women and local communities against poverty and injustice created June 4, 2004 in Bukavu, in a context of widespread poverty, sexual violence to women, the spread of STI / AIDS, exploitation and use of women and children in mining squares forces and armed groups and massive displacement of populations following multiple wars occurred in East DRCongo.
FIGHT AGAINST AIDS PROGRAM IN AREAS OF HEALTH KADUTU, IBANDA BAGIRA AND IN THE CITY OF BUKAVU
In the HIV field, the main components addressed by PIFEVA were as follows:
Reduce the risk of HIV transmission from mother to child and increase family planning rate in the health zones supported. In this component, the results achieved have consistes to operate the new PMTCT sites. The desired effect was to increase the participation of pregnant women and their male partners in PMTCT services targeted sites (Kadu, Bagira and Ibanda).
Promote increased use of PMTCT services in health zones (Kadu, Bagira and Ibanda) the impact sought through the implementation of activities under this component was decreased risk of Vertical transmission of HIV from mother to child in the supported health zones. During 2014, the following results were achieved
15 providers were trained in the organization of PMTCT;
3 PMTCT sites were installed and equipped with necessary inputs;
15 community actors were trained to the awareness training organization;
1373 pregnant women seen at PMTCT sites and recommended for screening,
1245 pregnant women were screened against HIV and withdrew all the results;
46 HIV + women are accompanied against HIV;
256 male partners were counseled for HIV testing;
123 male partners were screened against HIV who have withdrawn 97 results;
1729 couples were counseled on family planning;
312 couples have accepted family planning methods;
1643 women were sensitized community stakeholders;
PIFEVA (Pillar to Vulnerable Women Active in DR Congo) Congolese NGO was founded in 2004 in Bukavu and specialized in the promotion of gender equality and women's leadership, protection, socio-professional reintegration and economic status of women and children in vulnerable situations and in supporting local communities in conflict transformation, in a struggle prospects against poverty and injustice in South Kivu in eastern DR Congo.
As part of its project to support the political participation of women in decision making bodies in the territory of Shabunda in South Kivu, funded by the Congolese women Fund in 2016, PIFEVA accompanied 135 women leaders reinforced capacity through training workshops on gender in Shabunda leadership, the electoral process, citizenship and good governance. Through that project, PIFEVA sensitized customary chiefs and local people to support women candidates in the next provincial and local elections in the territory of Shabunda in South Kivu.
As part of its child protection project of the street and victims of sexual violence in Bukavu, funded by ICCO-Cooperation in 2016, PIFEVA has set up a center for protection and socio-professional reintegration of children at risk, through which 547 street children and child victims of sexual violence received special protection and family and social reintegration (family mediation) and academic and professional reintegration in the city of Bukavu.
In the end, through its project to support the promotion of peaceful mechanisms for conflict transformation in the territory of Kalehe and the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu, also funded by ICCO-Cooperation in 2016, PIFEVA set up and strengthen capacity of 4 local peace committees in Kalehe center, Bunyakiri and Minova in Kalehe territory and to Kamanyola in the Ruzizi plain, through which 611 people (212 women, 67 children, 173 young people and 159 displaced / returned) victims of land disputes, have access to peaceful settlement mechanisms candied and are accompanied in obtaining land titles in the territory of Kalehe and the Ruzizi plain in South Kivu.
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