Flash News:Province Orientale: 23 children died of malaria in the space of a month at Weko. Health Centre of this town, which has a dozen beds, has no means to properly care for many patients. ***VDAY confirmed for February 14 Bukavu as a base for the International Campaign One Billion Rising *** gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege returned to Bukavu ***
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

DRC: Women nominated their delegates to the CENI

Organizations defending women's rights filed, Saturday, May 18, at the office of the National Assembly a list of their three delegates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This is Jeanne Hortense Nzuzi Tshamba, Grace and Mrs. Lula Amba Tamuzinda. The first two candidates are in Kinshasa while the third is the interior.Of these three names the National Assembly chooses one taking into account gender and regional representation to be part of the CENI. Me Angela Konde Yuya told Radio Okapi how both candidates were elected in Kinshasa:"In the exercise of the vote in the Plenary Meeting of May 16, three candidates were elected to the five names were submitted.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

The journalist Guylain Chanjabo of Radio Canal Revelation of Bunia was found dead this Friday, May 17

The journalist Guylain Chanjabo of Radio Canal Revelation of Bunia was found dead this Friday, May 17 in Ngezi river 5 km from the city center. The people who discovered the body alerted the chief of the neighborhood and the police. A crowd of onlookers in tears was where the body was discovered. The journalist had been missing for twelve days.
Informed, relatives and family of Guylain Chanjabo rushed to the place and identified the journalist.
"I am abashed of wickedness. We just discovered the decaying body of journalist Guylain Chanjabo we just end up in the river Ngezi. The body is decaying. It is frayed. Swollen face. I brought the doctors. They are adamant that our reporter was strangled, "says Eka Rustic Avo, the assistant commissioner of Ituri.
The journalist was buried in a pit near the river. The state of decomposition of the body could not afford to take it further, said members of the Red Cross who were buried.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

AFEM SK produced a cartoon on the discrimination against women in society

Nicole 15 years. She is a schoolgirl in an institution instead. She was so desperate to learn about their rights. one day, two human rights activists of AFEM came to educate students in her school and she took advantage. Now she knows her rights. This cartoon will be shown to the public on Sunday, April 21. <- More -> It was produced in collaboration with the student members of the Committees for Gender Activists CAG institute Kasali Bukavu.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fighting for change: An article written by Barbados today on Pascaline Zamuda

Journalist tells of her desire to help women and youth of democratic republic of congo 
by Latoya Burnham

“Sometimes I think that it’s not enough to be a simple journalist. Maybe I have to do more, to be more to help everybody — women and youth.”
This statement from 26-year-old Pascaline Zamuda is one that touches me deeply. 
This is a story that took me almost two years to tell — one, because Pascaline moves around so much and our time zones are always so different it is hard to link up, and two, because there are some I fear who will ask, but what does the Democratic Republic of Congo have to do with Barbados? The answer is, nothing; yet everything, in this globalised environment in which we now live.
At 26 years the average Bajan girl is probably caught up with work, dating, liming, partying on the weekends, if not raising young children. For Pascaline, every day is achallenge — sometimes just a challenge to stay alive and foremost for her, to help those trying to survive in an often embattled country. I met Pascaline for the first time online while preparing for a near two-month journalism
fellowship at the United Nations. We met face to face in September 2011 when we were both a part of the programme and then we spent a short time as roommates in Washington during that same fellowship.
Pascaline is a radio producer/journalist/activist with the South Kivu Women Medias Association. Her native tongue is Swahili and she calls me “dada” or “sister”. She is more fluent in French than English. I speak English, no Swahili and my French is hardly passable, yet we were able to chat well into the nights in the US and I got to like this quiet, somewhat shy African — even more when she tackled some UN officials with the
hard questions about what was happening in her country and what this key international organisation would do about it. Born on October 26, 1987, Pascaline became a reporter at 15. “It’s was in 2003, I was 15 years old. The country came from two big armed conflicts — the first one in 1996 and the second 1998. My region, the eastern part of the country was strongly and more affected by those conflicts and rebellion, cause it’s like a gate where solders from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and others which are included and provocated those wars.”
When these soldiers, politicians and international agencies find common negotiating ground, she said then there is “relative calm”, but it is still a region considered for humanitarian and other assistance by the international community.
An NGO called Search for Common Ground started a programme called Giving Voice to Congolese Children, in an attempt to denounce the human rights violations of children during conflict. They used the media to get children to open up about what was happening, and Pascaline was recruited through her school and trained as a reporter. She was also further educated about human rights and children’s rights.
“I began going up country; far from the city, in others provinces where children [were] enrolled in armed groups, raped, ill-treated and those whose parents were killed in the wars; others who are abandoned, ect. I made a lot of reports. I become as a ambassador of children rights.”

Friday, January 25, 2013

Why I have to rise on February 14, 2013

Nadine Sayiba
Lawyer and activist of human rights.

"I have to rise on feb 14 up the following conditions under which victims of sexual violence live.
We signed texts that give the International Criminal Court warrant and the right to intervene in the DRC. And yet it has a fund for compensation or better reparation for victims of sexual violence in the DRC but they do not benefit. The irony is that when there is a judgment there are no more often the perpetrators have no means to compensate the victim. "


Dr. Nene
Panzi Hospital
"I must rise on feb 14 after all those who still say that it is women who want to be raped.
it is a vice and as long as there are these kinds of fantasies I will rise."


Anne Cirume
Activist Human Rights
"I must rise on feb 14 due to poor living conditions of military vulnerabilities in South Kivu. Majority of these families, especially military and police officers no longer live enmity. Their children never go to the school.
Just for all that I have to rise!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

VDAY confirmed for February 14 Bukavu as a base for the International Campaign One Billion Rising

"A billion abused women in the world is an atrocity" a slogan that has been fixed since the beginning of the campaign "One Billion Rising" movement VDAY. VDay movement is convinced that on February 14 this year, at least one million men and women will be present at this event. Evidence on different types of violence experienced by women will be given by the participants and volunteers eager to say NO to violence. On 23 January, the VDay movement recently held a conference to debate the city of joy to Panzi. Participants exchanged on why say NO to violence in many place of women. One billion Rising campaign started months ago in several countries of the world. Men and women who fight for women's dignity protest against this evil that eats the entire society. February 14 is the deadline. Stage of Kamagema panzi in Bukavu will drop point where one billion people are expected. As a prelude to the 14th February, the men and women present at the conference on 23 January were expressed and explained why they too will revolt. Some were comfortable giving their testimonies about different types of violence experienced by women and the other could not restrain their anger. A report published by the United Nations says one in three women will be abused in the world.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


February 14, 2013, Grever, and Dancing in revolt; 3 main activities that are scheduled for this day to mark the fall of the campaign "One Billion Rising". This is an assurance that more than one billion women and men will rise up throughout the world to say "Enough is Too" that violence against women and girls quit.

One month prior to this campaign, movement VDAY just held a press conference Tuesday, January 15. drop point of the campaign will take place on February 14. The theme: "Ending violence against women and girls"

Christine Schuler Descryver describes the current situation of violations of women worldwide.

For VDAY, 1 in 3 women will be abused in her lifetime on this planet. By refusing to be observant of this scourge and this dehumanizing crime, VDAY lance through the "One Billion Rising" call for mobilization, solidarity and unity power to show the world the collective strength and unity. February 14, VDAY hope that a million men and women will observe one-day strike by abandoning their ordinary activities to express their ras-le-bol violence against women.

They will denounce the injustices committed against them to revolutionize attitudes.

And dance for a total success and the day of the fight, share cultures

VDAY wants everyone agrees to actively participate in this event must shake the world to a new consciousness.


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L’Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud Kivu (AFEM-SK) est une organisation à but non lucratif (OBNL) créée en vertu de la loi congolaise du 10 Août 2003. Les membres d’AFEM-SK sont composés de femmes actives dans les médias du Sud-Kivu et les maisons de presse. AFEM-SK est spécialisée dans la production des émissions radio en milieu rurale comme en milieu urbain avec un accent particulier sur les femmes soit à partir de radio-clubs ou dans la position de l'activiste social local. Ce groupe produit également des reportages sur le terrain et envoie des nouvelles à des stations de radio locales. Cette association entretient avec les organisations de presse d'autres partenariats qui facilitent la circulation de magazines et leur diffusion.


AFEM / SK performs or has performed the following projects with various partners:

- "Reports of sexual violence in the territories of Walungu, Kabare and Uvira" with the support of ISIS WICCE

- Mobilization of rural women and strengthening their capacity for qualitative and quantitative participation in the elections of 2011 and the balance of gender relations in different sectors of community life. With the support of Diakonia

- "Institutional support and media coverage of the activities of V-DAY"

- "Training and professionalism of women journalists" with the support of NED "National Endowment for Democracy" from March 2010 to February 2011.

- "Mobilization of rural women and strengthening their capacity for qualitative and quantitative participation in the elections of 2011 and the balance of gender relations in different sectors of the community. "With the support of Diakonia

- "Reports on gender, good governance and sexual violence in the territories of Kalehe, Uvira and Walungu" with financial support from NCA (Norwegian Church Aid) from May to October 2008.

- "Participation of Women and professionalism of women journalists" with financial support from DIAKONIA. From July 2009 to June 2011

- "Awareness campaign on the fight against sexual violence in the media" with the support of CORDAID.

- "Education for rural women's rights and good governance" with the support of the Swedish organization Diakonia. March 2008 to March 2009 (possible extension until 2010)

- "Reports on gender, good governance and sexual violence in the territories of Kalehe, Uvira and Walungu" with financial support from NCA (Norwegian Church Aid) from May to October 2008.

- "Reports of sexual violence in the territories of Walungu, Kabare and Uvira" with the support of ISIS WICCE, 2008

- Campaign "Challenging the silence: the media against sexual violence" from March 2006 to date with the support of LOLA MORA (radio shows, workshops, advocacy before the International Criminal Court in The Hague)

- "Producing radio within 16 days of activism to fight against sexual violence" with the support of the organization TROCAIRE in December 2007.

- "Awareness of rural women on issues of local elections in the DRC", with the support of the PPI in July 2007

- "Exchange of experience of women in the media in Rwanda and DR Congo" with the support of LOLA MORA organization, 2007.

- "Awareness of rural women in the democratization process in RD.Congo" with the support of the PPI in July 2006 to June 2007
- Institutional support by the Institut Panos Paris from 2006 to 2007

In addition, AFEM / SK offers its services since 2008 for media companies and NGOs (eg in October 2008, covering 80 years of FOMULAC Katana)