Democratic Republic of the Congo

Demographic Data:

  • Total Population: 74.88 million
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 58.7 years
  • Human Development Index: 176 out of 188 
  • World Bank Status: Low Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 1.0%
  • Mean Household Composition: 5.3 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 25%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2013/2014


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CPC Learning Network31 Dec 2018

CPC Learning Network is seeking a Project Officer to implement a project to measure the impact of efforts to reduce child labor and modern trafficking.

Amani C Kasherwa & Janestic M Twikirize - International Social Work26 Oct 2018

This article critically examines Ritualistic child sexual abuse (RCSA) as a predatory form of child maltreatment and the lack of relevant child welfare interventions in the DRC to address it.

Lindsay Stark, Ilana Seff, Khudejha Asghar, Danielle Roth, Theresita Bakamore, Mairi MacRae, Cecile Fanton D’Andon, Kathryn L Falb - BMJ Global Health19 Oct 2018

The authors of this study investigated the incremental impact of adding a caregiver component to a life skills programme for adolescent girls, assessing girls’ exposure to violence (sexual and others) and caregivers’ gender attitudes and parenting behaviours.

UNICEF25 Mar 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Officer in DRC.

UNICEF22 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Coordinator in Kinshasa, DRC.

UNICEF 16 Jan 2018

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist in Kinshasa, DRC. 

Global Education Cluster & Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility 20 Jul 2017


Marie de la Soudière - Child Soldiers International19 Jun 2017

This guide is presented as a “toolbox” to help DDR actors respond to the needs of girls formerly associated with armed groups in eastern DRC, and to overcome the many obstacles to their release and reintegration, reported by some of the girls themselves.

Marie de la Soudière - Child Soldiers International 19 Jun 2017

This report presents the findings of research conducted by Child Soldiers International to assess the effectiveness of release, psychosocial recovery and reintegration interventions for girls associated with armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 

Sandra Olsson - IRIN19 Jun 2017

This article shares the stories of girl child soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and their experiences of sexual abuse and exploitation and reintegrating into community and family life.