Chouchou Namegabe Dubuisson is a pioneering, fearless voice for justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Born in Bukavu in the South Kivu Province, Chouchou developed a strong interest in radio broadcasting and journalism as a young student. She saw radio as way to reach the masses in Congo — the only medium of communication accessible to nearly everyone, everywhere.
Chouchou got her start in 1997 as a presenter at Radio Maendeleo, a popular local community radio station. As Eastern Congo was overcome by violence in the late 1990s, Chouchou turned her microphone into a potent weapon against the violations of women’s human rights she saw running rampant in her community. She earned a reputation as a fearless journalist with considerable expertise in women, health and human rights, and she was also known for courageously denouncing corruption and mismanagement at all levels of the ruling authority.
In 2003, Chouchou founded the South Kivu’s Women’s Media Association (“Association des Femmes des Médias du Sud Kivu” or “AFEM”) to support her activism and women’s advancement through available media outlets. Working to promote Congolese women and defend women’s rights through media, AFEM specializes in radio broadcasts to both urban and rural audiences by utilizing and training women-led radio clubs and local social activists. Dubuisson is a pioneering, fearless voice for justice and accountability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Born in Bukavu in the South Kivu Province, Chouchou developed a strong interest in radio broadcasting and journalism as a young student. She saw radio as way to reach the masses in Congo — the only medium of communication accessible to nearly everyone, everywhere. Continue reading
The Rotary Club of Londonderry in partnership with the University of Ulster’s International Conflict Research Institute (INCORE), is hosting an International Peace Conference from 24th – 26th May 2013. The Forum is the culmination of Rotary’s year of Peace through Service, Continue reading
Jolly Kamuntu was re-elected as President of the Board of Directors of the Association of Media Women in South Kivu for a term of 3 years.
At the fifteenth edition of the International “Woman of the Year” prize was awarded to the Congolese Furaha Adzuba Caddy. It is through his work to denounce human rights violations of women and children, to inform and educate women about their rights.
The Association of Media Women in South Kivu AFEM SK will lead the Press House for a term of 2 years. Coordinator of AFEM SK Chouchou Namegabe was elected as Chair of the Board of Directors. It was at the end of the general meeting of rebuilding the structure of the press in South Kivu.
Rural women members of listening core clubs of AFEM SK will carry out their activities without much difficulty.
This is the essentially of the message they sent to the leadership of the Association of Media Women in South Kivu. AFEM SK in partnership with DIAKONIA gave 3 offices to provide Listening Core Club in BARAKA / FIZI, Kamituga / Mwenga and Kalehe. These offices will enable NCE ensure their awareness, advocacy and recording broadcasts. According to the Coordination of AFEM SK, these offices are given in their project accompanying Listening Core club to the Women’s Media Association of South Kivu.