Human rights project continues in Democratic Republic of the Congo

This month professors Laura Ferguson and Sofia Gruskin traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to conduct key informant interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, including NGO representatives, parliamentarians, religious leaders and more as part of GHHR’s ongoing project with the United Nations Development Programme. This work builds on the mid-term evaluation of the project “Strengthening Regional and National Legislative Environments to Support the Human Rights of LGBT People and Women and Girls affected by HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa,” carried out earlier this year. The interviews are part of a larger case study that also encompasses a review of project documentation. The aims of the case study are to assess interim project successes and process-oriented gains, alongside ultimate higher-level indicators and legal change; and to document lessons learned and good practices.