Oxfam staff and partners joined thousands of women and took to the streets of Bukavu, South Kivu, for the World Women’s March this weekend (Marche Mondiale de la Femme).
The march was organised to draw attention to the horrific levels of rape and violence against women in eastern DR Congo’s ongoing conflict.
Women’s rights activists, rape survivors and communities from across the region took part, hoping to challenge the stigma faced by rape victims. They were joined by women from around the world, the DRC’s First Lady, and female soldiers from the FARDC, the Congolese army.
Oxfam’s Pierre Peron took some photos: