ASSOFE Policy Launch

Congratulations to the Association of Female Entrepreneurs of the DRC (ASSOFE) on the launch of their HIV and Wellness Policy. The Policy was launched at a ceremony held in Kinshasa on 30 August attended by representatives from UNAIDS, the Ministry of Gender and the Head of the National Programme for Gender and Equity within the Workplace, Severine Luntala.

ASSOFFE are under a mentorship programme with Sodeico Manpower which has seen nine steering committee members and 37 Peer Educators trained since the beginning of the year. ASSOFE supports women entrepreneurs from the informal sector to formalize their activities and to comply with national legislation. The Organisation provides a platform for social dialogue and capacity building around different topics including health and wellness. The mentorship programme is expected to reach employees from 60 organisations.

Symbolic handover of Sodeico HIV and Wellness Policy to the Head of the Association Jacqueline Bisimwa

HIV and wellness screening was available during the launch ceremony and a baseline knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and practices survey conducted.

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