While much attention focuses on the use of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the number of Congelese women who suffer violence at the hands of their male partners is much higher. The We Can campaign challenges the cultural norms that make men feel justified in treating women violently. Animated debate at the campaign’s “Men’s Forums” has inspired men to join nearly 70,000 “change makers” in the country, who are committed to ending violence against women. This case study gives an overview of the project, including aims, results, lessons learned and a personal story.
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