It is expected that 500 girls improve their knowledge and attitudes about their rights and sexual and reproductive health; a community centre is set up for the secure access of 500 girls to sexual health services and reproductive and family planning and that 250 children pregnant or mothers married or abandoned get legal and financial help to return to their parental roof safely and develop collective micro-businesses for their school and social reintegration
In the DRC, 37% of girls are married before the age of 18, and 10% are even married before 15 years (https://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_statistics.html ). Unwanted pregnancies of children are forcing them to weddings because parents do not support to keep the girls pregnant; hunted, they hang out in the streets being pregnant or already mothers and have no financial ability to survive and return to the school after motherhood. They are deprived of their rights of childhood
The girls will be equipped with skills to adopt new attitudes for their sexual rights and protect themselves against unwanted pregnancies; they will be able to access to sexual health and family planning services; girls victims of forced and unwanted pregnancy, pregnant or mothers, at home or in the street, will get legal aid to be restored in their children's rights and will be supported to implement their collective micro-business to survive and reintegrate the school and society.
The project will save the future of 500 Congolese girls, their families and communities vulnerable to early and forced marriages by allowing girls to freely exercise their sexual and reproductive rights and fully enjoy their health sexual and reproductive in intellectual and economic independence.