La Benevolencija in DRC

The first democratic and free elections in the DRC were held on in 2006. Under the new constitution the president is elected by popular vote for a five-year term (eligible for a second term). Next elections are scheduled for November 2016. This fragile political context is likely to expose the country to new waves of conflicts and the emergence of new armed groups. It is crucial to prevent new cycles of violence by actively sensitizing the population and leaders on their reciprocal civic responsibilities. La Benevolencija combats scapegoating, work for citizen empowerment, and feature a separate focus on pre- and post electoral support activities. The activities focus on teaching the general population indicators by which they can recognize and resist hate speech, learn to analyze critically election programs presented to read more..