Category Archives : 1000.Dem. Republic of the Congo

Eve Bazaiba Masudi (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

————————————- Update: Honorable Senator Eve Bazaiba Masudi is a Member of Parliament, Chair of the Social and Cultural Committee, Democratic Republic of Congo, She is Secretary General of the MLC (Mouvement de Libération du Congo).  She was also Honorary Senator and President of the Social and Cultural Senate Committee, from 2007 to 2012. She is President […]


Anne-Marie Mukwayanzo Mpundu (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

There is no way to peace, peace is the way.” Abraham Muste, Sri Lanka Anne-Marie Mukwayanzo Mpundu (48) fights destructive values that enslave women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She chairs the Christian Women Organisation for Democracy and Development (Fcdd). She uses a personal approach, local languages to provide information on human rights […]

Marie Bapu Bidibundu (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

“Rural women are now respected, listened to, and emulate and train men in their rural settings.” Marie Bapu Bidibundu from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) works with an NGO, Promotion de la Femme Rurale (Profer), in promoting and defending rural women’s socio-cultural and economic rights. Since 1978 she has raised awareness through writing, to […]


Justine Masika Bihamba (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

“I request people to unconditionally help victims of violence and war. Unforgettable moments occur when I successfully mediate for families and then see women return to their matrimonial homes.” Justine Masika Bihamba (40) has worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1990 fighting poverty, promoting peace and human rights, promoting rural women, fighting […]

Gege Katana Bukuru (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

What gives me energy is the success in the setting-up of peace centers in villages: our principle of non-violence in action.” Gege Katana Bukuru (44) is known as the “Iron Lady” of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for her courageous activism for women’s rights. She has been imprisoned several times and witnessed people being […]

Venantie Bisimwa Nabintu (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

“In our discriminative societies there are women, including traditional ones, who have become role models because they manage public property in a satisfactory manner.” Venantie Bisimwa Nabintu (45) is the executive secretary of Women’s Network for Justice and Peace (Rfdp) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since 1992, Rfdp has fought against all forms […]

Viviane Bikuba Cibalonza (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

We have to work together for a better world.” Viviane Bikuba (36) is a lawyer and founder of Action for Law Education (AED) and Center for Medical-Judicial Assistance (Camej). She defends and promotes human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes Region. Since 1994, she has conducted workshops, seminars and radio […]


Kongosi Onia Mussanzi (Dem. Republic of the Congo)

“I long for the day I will return home and continue with the peace building process.” Kongosi Onia Mussanzi (52) has spent ten years campaigning and advocating for peace. She co-founded the Centre Résolution Conflits (CRC) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but had to flee to the UK because of death threats. She […]