47. Promoting non-violent communication among marginalized and vulnerable people


Years of political instability, conflict and rampant poverty have damaged the social fabric of the DRC and fostered violent and abusive attitudes at all levels of society. Traditional values of solidarity, human dignity and responsible citizenship, which form the bedrock of inclusive social and economic development, have lost ground within some sections of the population.

Beneficiaries: 1 100 marginalised people or from destitute neighbourhoods of Kinshasa
Duration: 12 months
Promoter: Christ Foundation School for Life (CFSL)
Total budget: € 15 194
Outside financing sought: € 15 194

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo


The project consists in disseminating the concepts of citizenship and the role of civil society in coordination with programmes promoting peace and justice, conflict management and non violent communication methods. The project includes the training of trainers, promotion of the non violent communication approach, communication through conferences and radio and TV broadcasts and, finally, monitoring and evaluating the results to draw lessons with a view to progressively scaling up the project.

The first beneficiaries will be approximatively: 100 women victim of rape, 50 children accused of witchcraft, 50 persons with disability, 100 persons affected by HIV/AIDS, 75 unemployed persons, 100 Kilunda children (delinquents), 50 priests, 100 association leaders, 50 medical doctors, 100 lawyers, 100 truck drivers, 100 bar managers and 100 teachers.

The project comprises an advocacy component by IDAY-DRC to expand the project to the whole country with the support of government authorities.


Foster responsible citizenship and non violent communication to mitigate the impact of socio- economic vulnerabilities and foster positive attitudes conducive to development and peace.

Expected Results

> 25 facilitators trained in non violent communication .
> 1 075 persons trained in non violent communication through 12 training sessions.
> 100 sensitisation activities organised in Kinshasa .
> Responsible citizenship and non violent communication methods are championed by a greater number of community leaders and members.
> Non violent education components are included in the school curriculum.

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