FMJC (Femmes des Medias pour la Justice au Congo), in partnership with CPS-AVIP have held a seminar with parliamentarian as part of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence on the 29th of November 2013 in Kinshasa. The emphasis was on the parliamentarian role in the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty and the reduction of Armed Violence in DR Congo.
The aim of this seminar was to mobilise Congolese Parliamentarians to address effectively issues related to Armed Violence, build a great momentum on the ATT process and UNPoA, disarmament and to harmonise national laws with international standards by taking into account gender dimension.
The event has benefited the support of the Congolese Gender Ministry, the Parliament, National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons, the Media, representative office of WILPF/DRC (Women's International League for Peace and Freedom), GNWP (Global Network of Women Peace builders) and the Congolese Women Consortium.
Members of the parliament participants have deliberately established a parliamentarian Working Group on ATT in DR Congo to speed up the ATT implementation process.