Gender based violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been increasing since1996. Under international pressure, national authorities have established a number of measures aimed at combatting sexual violence, as the zero tolerance policy of the president Mr. Kabila. DRC has adhered to the United Nations Global Strategy to fight sexual violence based on fours axes: fight against impunity, reform of justice, police and army systems and a multi-sectorial response to the victims. The European Union funds several initiatives addressed to the fight against gender-based violence, mainly through EDF programmes and under other budget lines. In order to have a real impact, these kinds of initiatives should have a longer duration (from 5 o 1à years) and address multi-sectorial approaches, being focused especially on fight against impunity. The current study has the objective to inform the EU policy/programme-makers about the necessary data for a future intervention that tackles the fight against impunity in sexual violence crimes. • The main activities of the project are: • Analysis of current situation, including the problems related to residual armed conflicts in the eastern part of the country • Analysis and justification of strategic options and objectives of a future programme, taking into account the political, cultural, and socio-economic environment in DRC. • Analysis of the coherence of these options with the general EU development policy in DRC, including priorities related to the allocation of national budgetary resources and the concerned sectorial policies (army, police, justice, security, health, gender); • Analysis of past experience and identification main actors and stakeholders • Assessment of preliminary option and intervention axes, including financial envelope • Preparation of project fiche  

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