Democratic Republic of Congo: education prevents violence and discrimination against women
Goma, 7 March 2013 -- For the Jesuit Refugee Service, education is a fundamental instrument for protecting women from sexual violence and helping them to gain respect and consideration in their communities. Teaching women and girls to read and write, and to learn a trade with which they can earning a living, means offering them a protected environment in which to feel safe, share their problems, socialise together and acquire a new understanding of their role in society.