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Pro: support roll for women's empowerment in the mining area and their involvement in environmental protection

promote learning to women entrepreneurship for social, economic and environmental capacity building

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Support income-generating activities of women working in the mining squares that boils down to small business, production haulers, crushers, twangeuse, restaurant owner and trader women. the goal is to strengthen women's economic leadership in the mining sector, which would strengthen an environment that significantly reduces social norms that facilitate violence against women and girls, and gender injustice. Thus their capacity in good governance, in plaiddoyer them would facilitate to defend their rights near the local and military politico-administrative authorities. the major challenges facing women working in the mining squares are the inhuman treatment, forced labor, exploitation, worse and painful inhuman work and disproportionate to their physical strength, monetary and sexual exclusion.all these human rights violations are perpetrated by the customary authorities, the agents of the pnc, the owners of the mining squares, the diggers. Given a weak organization and structuring of women who are in the informal because their work is not taken into account in the process of traceability, project will contribute to integrate women in the formal mining sector to contribute to growth and development of the province and the promotion of lasting peace

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

Our beneficiaries are marginalized women aged 18 to 59 and vulnerable children aged 6 to 17 who work in mining squares in South Kivu. Beyond these specific groups who will benefit from the project activities will also be concerned the decentralized antities, the administrative structures at the local level. other local leaders (opinion leaders, representatives of civil society organizations, community-based organizations) will benefit mainly from capacity-building actions

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

Our idea takes into account the human value linked to the convention of genève and the objectives of Sustainable Development which our country the Democratic Republic of Congo had subscribed and ratified. the involvement of the beneficiaries in the definition of the idea is an asset for their membership and the appropriation of these results expected. the unique advantages of our organization in implementing this idea it is that the headquarters of our organization is based in a mining zone where the main activity of the population is the artisanal exploitation of the minerals. Our animators have a deep knowledge on the chain of exploitation and it is who is the woman's role in the mining sector. Collaboration with local political and administrative authorities and other partners would benefit the implementation of the idea. he added that our participation in the various meetings at the local, provincial and regional level is an added value  Our idea is oriented towards the resultat

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Early Adoption: I have completed a pilot and analyzed the impact of that pilot on the intended users of the idea. I have begun to expand the pilot for early adoption.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

Our organization is for the promotion and defense of the socio-economic, cultural and environmental rights of women and girls victims of their own ignorance. Based in rural areas, our organization is experiencing a problem of access to the internet

Expertise in sector

  • 3-5 years

Organization Filing Status

  • Yes, we are a registered non-profit.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

I observed a great movement of women, young people headed towards the same direction. Curiosity I wanted to know more about the cause of this movement. It is then that I will learn about the activities of women and young people in mining squares. they were very early because he did not have a work contract. it has made me want to have a clear idea about the activities of women and young people in mining squares. I had conducted a stu

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Our idea is in intersection between the three themes: As for the peace it is necessary to point out that the conflicts (internal and external) that know our country precisely in its Eastern part where will be localized our idea, finds his orignine on the interest carried by both, in the management and control of mining areas. This has affected the lives of women and young people a great deal. In terms of prosperity, the economic situation of households has infuence on the status of women in the burden of family responsibilities. It should be added that artisanal To aggravate deforestation, which has consequent agricultural consequences, the latter decenie climatic disturbances are observed which negatively affects the agricultural seasons.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

the traditional chiefs are the first partners who will be involved in the idea of the project because they are guarantors of the land encestrale, comes to the second degree the owners of the mining squares that make women work without a contract or a protocol of agreement. state services that should accompany the players in the mining sector. a pladdoyer will be made with the partners so that in the long term they commit themselves to the formal recognition of the work of women and young people in the sector and to accompany them so that they also become key players in the chain of Mining

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

Not only women but also young people in our communities are ready to work on project ideas. if there are conflicts between the diggers or the women carrying or twanging and their bosses they do not hesitate to come to us for advice. women are ready for some to orient themselves in other economic activities and others prefer to stay in mining activities with visions of subcontracting and in the semi-industrial.

Geographic Focus

the territories of Mwenga and Kalehe in the province of South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Co

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

In order for the idea to be well integrated and for the direct and indirect beneficiaries to take ownership of the project idea and to effect the change in mentality, behavior and attitudes, we think that 36 months are appropriate. This will take into account the implementation phases which must be preceded by a feasibility study, followed by a super-vision and evaluation, reporting and internal and external auditing.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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