RET launches a series of activities in a global move to take a stand against sexual violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” is the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism.  ”TheContinue reading “RET launches a series of activities in a global move to take a stand against sexual violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women “

Obidullah’s Story: Healing after a break in Education

A resident of the Parwan province, Obidullah started his studies with enthusiasm and commitment. However, his financial situation and security problems blocked his path. Obidullah has always been ambitious and eager to make progress. Even in the face of these problems, he decided to participate in Afghanistan’s matriculation exam to study journalism at Parwan University.Continue reading “Obidullah’s Story: Healing after a break in Education”

Shining light on talents & cultivating a culture of Professionalism

How RET Germany’s Job Counseling Program in Afghanistan reinforces the success of educational and vocational training components, elevating participants from dependency to self-reliance.  For years, Afghanistan’s economy has been characterized by an aid-induced, and therefore fragile, stability. Agriculture, whose performance lies at the Centre of the country’s economy, is at the mercy of the climateContinue reading “Shining light on talents & cultivating a culture of Professionalism”

Stepping into a New Life

How the lives of former child and adolescent soldiers are transformed at RET Germany’s CTO in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has suffered from an almost permanent state of conflict for more than two decades. From the 1994 Rwandan genocide that claimed 800,000 lives and caused a floodContinue reading “Stepping into a New Life”

Breaking the Cycle of Violence with the Power of Creativity

Esengo, who started his own awareness-raising theatre troupe COTHEF PAIX (Compagnie Théatrale Freres de la Paix) after completing his orientation at the CTO, recounts how he decided to become a part of an armed group when tribal clashes dragged his village into disorder. He later witnessed his life being plagued by violence, malnutrition and drug abuse.  Esengo’s lifeContinue reading “Breaking the Cycle of Violence with the Power of Creativity”