"I decided to fighting the early marriage for girls so that they can all go to school," said Tshisekedi, who spoke to some 20 women, representing all Congolese women.

"I am aware that there will be reluctance and obstacles to its implementation but we should resolutely adopt new approaches to change attitudes", the newly elected opponent said.

In certain traditions, particularly in rural areas, parents give in marriage to their minor daughters against the payment of a substantial dowry. And in violence that met some provinces, particularly in Kasai (center), militiamen are reducing "women and girls into sexual slaves," Sheila Keetharuth explained, UN expert in charge of follow-up recommendations after violence in Kasai.

"I will make effort to eradicate this scourge during my term," Tshisekedi promised. "To the women of the eastern DRC, victims of many armed groups, your suffering must end and your tears stop flowing. It is time that impunity stops and exemplary sanctions can follow", he continued. President Tshisekedi gathered for the celebration of Women's Day "a full panel of women from different sectors" with whom he discussed "security issues, sexual violence," said Nicole Sulu, initiator of the famous Makutano network which brings together economic operators of the DRC each year.