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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War Child1 Jun 2019

This report by War Child aims to bring global attention to the challenges related to the reintegration of children associated with armed forces and groups, and promote better policy, practice and funding in the future.

The Prevention Collaborative7 Feb 2019

This webinar includes presentations from the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines, sharing experiences designing, managing and evaluating parenting interventions to reduce violence against children and adolescents by parents and caregivers.

Erica Hall - World Vision International1 Feb 2019

World Vision commissioned the research, 'No Choice', to better understand children associated with armed groups.

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.

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