Darwin RANYAGA ASSUAMANI
" Rapid Disaster Relief" (RDRA)

Darwin RANYAGA ASSUAMANI, an agricultural engineer by profession, has been the national coordinator of the organisation "Aide rapide aux victimes des catastrophes" (ARVC) since 2008. He coordinates the actions of the association and ensures its proper functioning. He has been fighting against forced marriages since 2013. He is also trained as a trainer in GenCap's Gender and Age Marker.

ARVC is an organisation based in the town of Uvira , In the estaern region of DRC It promotes the protection of the rights of people with disabilities and fights against forced and early marriages as well as domestic violence

The aim is to build a community that highlights the protection, the support and the integration of peoples who are victims or at risk . The association highlights this dangerous phenomenon to the United Nation Convention on the rights of child

This requires a community integration approach in order to integrate and involve all segments of the population in the fight against these problems. ARVC also takes an approach through positive masculinity. It is a tool for working with men and boys, who are the main perpetrators of these human rights violations in the community.

 

 

The aims of the organisation are to promote the integration of victims and people at risk of forced marriage. Accompanying people is a central dimension of ARVC’s work. The goal is to be at the side of the victims to help them take care of themselves (health, learning a trade, etc.). The association also urges governments to ensure that children’s rights are respected by focusing on victims of child, early and forced marriages. Finally, it sensitises communities to respect the rights of young girls and advocates for the development of dedicated laws on violations of these rights.