International Day of Peace 2016

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The months of September and October were marked by large-scale events at Uvira in the province of South Kivu.

From September 21 to October 9, CONGO YOUTH INITIATIVES, as part of its CONGO IN THE PICTURE project, organized cultural events as part of the promotion of peace and democracy to ensure social cohesion in the territory Of Uvira and its surroundings through projects of cultural exchanges, the use of new technologies as well as projects of the promotions of women’s right.

Since 2011, Congo in the Picture, in collaboration with young people from Great Britain and the United States of America, are undertaking youth-focused initiatives for peace building and sustainable development in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo through the ICT for Peace project (project of the New Information and Communication Technology).


Since CongoInThePicture is a youth organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo that promotes peace, democracy and sustainable development in areas affected by inter-ethnic conflicts with the aim of providing new directions for a Congo United and to ensure peaceful coexistence through cultural exchange projects, the use of new technologies as well as projects of women’s rights promotions, Congo in the Picture in collaboration with other organizations of Uvira and Fizi, Had organized a series of cultural exchange events on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, from 21 September to 9 October. All the young artists were at the rendezvous, all the tribes had exhibited their knowledge of folk dance.

The aim of these events was to reap the desideratas of the population so that each year that one can manage to organize the festivals for the peace and the social cohesion finally to promote and to exchange the culture between the people.


Every year, on 21 September, the world celebrates the day of peace. At the time, we, Congo in the Picture in collaboration with the NGO Popolli Fratelli, organized the cultural event for the promotion of peace, sustainable development and social cohesion.

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