LDFC (Ligue pour le Droit de la Femme Congolaise)

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Membership: The LDFC is an associations of hawkers, street and market vendors as well as workers in the informal sector. It represents 1 211 members in 4 provinces which are: the city of Kinshasa, Bandundu, South-Kivu and Bas-Kongo.

Aims:
• To effectively contribute to the defense of women and young girls, to inform them of their rights so that they can benefit them;
• To assist women small scale farmers who grow vegetables, street vendors, small scale traders etc. as well as young mothers and unskilled, to enable them to take care of themselves.
• Educate and inform women and girls about the AIDS pandemic and about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDS).

Objectives
In a spirit of active solidarity, LDFC aims to:
• Empower women to know and defend their rights;
• Help woman to discover her potential and exploit them for her betterment;
• Assist our beneficiaries to create and manage income-generating activities;
• Assist poor and destitute young girls through creating income-generating activities;
• Promote equality and respect of human capacities at work;
• Fight any form of discrimination against street vendors;
• Promote the participation and integration of woman in decision making structures;
• Promote equality and respect for the equal capabilities of people in the workplace.

Vision:
That a Congolese Woman shall be able to promote the empowerment, protection and defense of her rights but also to be able to participate in decision making at all levels.

Mission:
To promote, protect and defend the rights of the Congolese woman, so as to ensure her harmonious development.

Scope of Intervention:

a. Defense of woman’s rights and support to democracy: To train the trainers on rights, gender and election.
b. Community Development (Direct fight against poverty): Training on new farming skills and techniques

Members
2080
Membership to a national trade union center
No
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