Women Leaders at the Forefront of Change in the DRC

Vital Voices Global Partnership

Cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion


Chouchou Namegabe-Dubuisson & Annie Rashidi-Mulumba

Chouchou Namegabe Dubuisson is co-founder and Director of the South Kivu's Women's Media Association (“Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud Kivu” or “AFEM”), a voice for justice and accountability in the Congo. Through AFEM’s interviews and radio broadcasts, Chouchou turns the microphone into a potent weapon against the violations of women’s human rights. She has lifted the plight of Congolese women to an international stage, including The Hague International Court of Justice and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  Her efforts have been widely acknowledged and honored. Chouchou is a recipient of the 2009 Vital Voices Global Leadership Award, and  the 2009 Knight International Journalism Award.   Annie Rashidi-Mulumba is the Director of the Congolese Female Lawyers Association, a nonprofit that seeks to improve the lives of sexually abused victims in Congo. She worked for seven years as Legal Officer to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, an Institution of the African Union (AU). Her fields of experience include, among others, issues of women’s rights, indigenous rights, freedom of expression, refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), human rights defenders, and prison monitoring. She is a consultant on human rights for the United Nations, focusing on refugees in West Africa, and the DRC lead delegate to the  Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women, an initiative of Vital Voices Global Partnership and the Avon Foundation.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM


Vital Voices Global Partnership

1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

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Please email [email protected] by Monday, March 12, 2012


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