Living Peace: Scaling Up Healing After Conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Starting in 2015, Promundo and partners began implementing a four-year expansion of the innovative Living Peace program throughout the North and South Kivu provinces in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Implementing community advocacy along with group therapy, Living Peace uses a locally owned approach to address the root causes of violence associated with trauma and conflict. Partnering with Institut Superieur du Lac (ISL), Benevolat pour l’enfance (Benenfance), and HEAL Africa, Promundo launched the project in Goma, DRC, in January 2015 and expects to reach 12,000 community members during the project’s first year.