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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BBC News29 Jan 2019

"Belgian authorities have asked for DNA samples of children adopted from the Democratic Republic of Congo to establish if their biological parents are still alive," according to this article from BBC News.

Victor H. Mlambo, Siphesihle Mpanza, Daniel N. Mlambo - Journal of Public Affairs16 Jan 2019

This study employed a strict textual analysis of the relevant literature on the use of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic to understand the implications of this on regional security.

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

Introduction

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.

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