Give back this holiday season by spending time volunteering at an after care shelter.
Action and Development Initiatives to Protect Women and Children (AIDPROFEN) is based in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The AIDPROFEN association campaigns to promote Congolese women's rights in North Kivu, where founder Passy Mubalama has worked as a human rights defender for four years. Through AIDPROFEN programs, support is given to women victims of armed conflict, survivors of sexual violence and victims of gender-based violence. Children who have lost track of their families during the clashes are also a major focus. Psychosocial support is provided to survivors of sexual violence. Economic support to enable them to become more autonomous and independent is also available. AIDPROFEN has initiated a local center for children. In this center, children who have lost their parents during the war, orphans and abandoned kids are cared for. These children are helped until their family members are found.
To advocate for women and children affected by conflict in eastern DRC