Mapping Report Launching in Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Director of the programmes and development in Subsaran Africa at the IBCR, is currently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in order to review the progress of the Batela Mwana Project initiated by the IBCR, which started in July 2015 thanks to the financial support of Global Affairs Canada. Mrs. Valiquette has already met with the team on the field along with different local partners and project consultants. She also met the Canadian ambassador to RDC, UNICEF and other determinant social actors for the progression of the project. 

Today, a workshop to mark the launching of the mapping report has been organised. Allowing to lay the foundations of a better understanding of the children’s protection system in RDC, this event included the presence of representants of the national police, judges for juveniles, Public Minister’s officers as well as representants from local, international and polico-administrative organisations. 

Initiated by a protocol agreement between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Government of Canada signed on December 18, 2015, this project aims, within five years, to facilitate the access of girls and boys to the provision of social, security and justice services that are more respectful principles underlying child protection.