Failure of the implementation of unscr 1325 at the

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Failure of the implementation of UNSCR 1325 at the local level (26.3%) Throughout the research, it was found that in the DRC, this UNSCR 1325 which advocates for the protection of women and children after conflict … and encourages States to consider their inclusion in post-conflict reforms including peacebuilding, has been effective only once during the inter-Congolese dialogue. Again in the findings of this study, it shows that 26.3% of the respondents from WfWI staffs recognize that in Kamanyola also the implementation of this 1325 UN resolution has failed and thus women, girls and children continue to suffer from different forms of violence. And despite their sufferings, women who were supposed to participate in the peacebuilding process are not involved, (Primary data, July 2018). Lack of information and skills (26.3%) According to the findings from both categories of respondents, it is noted that the majority of these women from Kamanyola are lacking information especially about their site, what is going on while they are also part of it. Also, women still have the problem of alphabetization and this prevents them from the right of expression. Again most of them do not have skills in conflict prevention, management, resolution and transformation in order to help community members effectively when facing some conflicts related issues, (Primary data, July 2018).
52 Unequal power distribution at the local level (21%) This challenge was mentioned at 21% of respondents from WfWI who think that this unequal power distribution at the local level is one among the challenges hindering women from Kamanyola in their peacebuilding efforts. This is due to the fact that most of the local leaders in Kamanyola are men and from Catholic Church and thus women are not represented at all and it becomes difficult for even their opinions or views to be taken into account. They are frustrated by their local leadership and even miss the way of incorporating or collaborating with men in their peace initiatives and create some networks with men‟ associations across the site , (Primary data, July 2018). Gender stereotypes (15.7%) Due to the high rate of illiteracy, lack of access to information, lack of self confidence, presence of fear in their faces and hearts as well as the willingness to participate in the peacebuilding process; women are having limited contribution in the peacebuilding of Kamanyola site. Limited participation of women in the peacebuilding efforts (15.7%) This has been mentioned as a challenge too, among others because 15.7% of the respondents from the two categories said, Since it is not every woman who is participating in the peacebuilding process, there is already this limitation. Like some are just there, doing nothing and do not even want to support those already who have started in their efforts” (Primary data, July 2018). Moreover, this limited participation has been supported by the same rate of respondents who again said , “ This is happening because most of women do not know women‟s rights as well as men who also ignore women rights and thus unable to respect them or give them the value that they deserv e” (Primary data, July 2018).

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