Direct link: www.millennia2015.org/Concrete_Action_26
The concrete actions of
the Millennia2025 Women and Innovation Foundation, PUF
Elimination of sexual violence against farm products saleswomen and improvement of
their families' economic conditions
=> through the involvement of suppliers of goods or services
=> through the mobilization of citizens, donors and financial partners
Summary: That concrete action aims at reducing risks of sexual violence against farm products saleswomen through the development of a secured transportation service. It also ams at creating a cooperative so that they can have products they absolutely need without being compelled to go to unsecured areas, to spend many days out of their family or to not to be ale to go to town because of the lack of vans.
Keywords: Empowerment; Informal work; Violence; Economy; Rural areas; Dynamism
Construction of the concrete action
QCA-1. Author(s) of the action
Who proposes the action? Is it an individual or a group? From which country or region does the author come?
Millennia2015 DRC/Goma community in collaboration with farm products saleswomen of Nyabushongo/Goma/DRC.
QCA-2. Issues (or strategic axes) of the action
To which strategic priorities (one or more) does the action answer? Thank you for giving the number of the strategic priority:
That action is in line with the macro issue 6: How to combine equitably the added value of women in economic, scientific and political decision-making in order to found an inclusive multicultural society more balanced and responsible for the future?
The action is simple but it positively change lives of all person who will take advantage of its benefits. Risks of rapes and accidents will be eradicated and transportation services will be improved in terms of time and of quality. This will make women economic environment more profitable.
QCA-3. Ultimate aims of the action
What are the ultimate aims of this action? What are the expected results?
Supporting women's economic empowerment adn struggling against sexual violence
QCA-4. Level of governance of the bearers of the action
To which level of governance this action could be tackled (local, regional, national, international level)?
The action will be at a regional level (Eastern DRC region).
QCA-5. Title of the action
What is the title of the action? Thank you for giving a brief and explicit title without using verbs
Elimination of sexual violence against farm products saleswomen and improvement of their families' economic conditions
QCA-6. Short presentation of the action
What is the content of that action? Thank you for giving a meaningful description of the action (maximum 5 lines)
It is about reducing risks of sexual violence against farm products saleswomen through the development of a secured transportation service. It is about creating a cooperative so that they can have products they absolutely need without being compelled to go to unsecured areas, to spend many days out of their family or to not to be ale to go to town because of the lack of vans.
QCA-7. Actors of the action
Who could develop and implement the action?
Who will be the leaders of the action ?
Who will be the stakeholders to involve?
It will be supervised by Millennia2015 DRC-Great Lakes region community and by four members of farm products saleswomen cooperative. It will be assessed by the backer.
QCA-8. Human and financial needs
What are the financial and humans means needed for the action? Thank for explaining why they are needed.
Human needs : Members from Millennia2015 and representatives of women groups who will be in charge of the follow-up.
Financial needs: 42340 USD to start the project in Nyabushongo
QCA-9. Innovation of the action
Why is the action innovation compared with what already exists?
This is an innovating action because it will be the first one of that kind in the North-Kivu region.
QCA-10. Duration of the action
How long must the action last before assessing its impact?
It cannot be fixed because the goal is to make the project durable.
QCA-11. Target audience
Who will be the direct beneficiaries?
Who will be the indirect beneficiaries? At the end of the action, how many people will be affected during a determined period (3, 6, 9 or 12 months)?
Direct beneficiaries: Nyaushongo saleswomen and women farmer with whom they will work.
Indirect beneficiaries: families and communities who will use the cooperative
QCA-12. Monitoring and assessment
What is the system of monitoring and assessment of the action?
What will be the quantitave criteria of assessment?
What will be the qualitative and quantitave criteria of assessment?
Millennia2015 head of the community, backer and representative of the cooperative will be in charge of the follow-up of the project. A control will be organized each Tuesday and Friday, day of travel to the villages.
QCA-13. Duplication of the project
Is the action duplicable in other contexts or other areas? If yes, how?
It is replicable because it involves saleswomen of Nyabushongo which is a market. Each market can have such a project.
QCA-14. Durability of the action
How will the action be durable on the long run?
The duration of the project will be undetermined. With its income and members contributions, the van can be changed when it will no longer work. A driver and two qualified members will be hired to be in charge of managing the travels and keeping up the van.
Justin HAGENA KAKUMBA, head of the Millennia2015 DRC-Great Lakes region community.
Direct link: www.millennia2015.org/Concrete_Action_26