Promoting Women Journalists in Eastern Congo

by Association des Femmes des Media du Sud Kivu (AFEM)
Nov 7, 2012

Women's political participation in shabunda DRC

As part of the promotion of Congolese women, AFEM SK has just completed a research on the political participation of women in Shabunda territory we are in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC. This survey was conducted in Shabunda centerNkuluBagabo and Bangoma.
The Association of Media Women in South Kivu aims to develop an effective approach that will touch the real causes of critical positioning of women in democratic institutions and in other areas of community life. The DRC is 
among the last countries where women are represented in state institutions.

According to the coordinator Chouchou Namegabe, AFEM is proposed to achieve a participatory diagnosis in the community by organizing a survey of different social strata as all sectors of community life are marked by an imbalance of gender relations.
For her, this investigation has led to the social actors at the heart of their development by making a thorough analysis of the problem through individual interviews and focus group by then. Four categories of actors are targeted, including those of political leaders and civil society, women and men at the base.

Shabunda territory is selected because of its increased vulnerability to armed conflict and other dramas such as sexual violence and gender-based violence. It is the land that knows no intervention in most organizations due to its remoteness and inaccessibility.
AFEM looking for ways and means to achieve favorable conditions for women; at the national level as at the local level.



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Association des Femmes des Media du Sud Kivu (AFEM)

Location: Bukavu, South Kivu - Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Chouchou Namegabe
Bukavu, South Kivu Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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