Recognising Struggles and Celebrating achievements: Profiles of Congolese Women
March is the month for Women; from the annual Million Women Rise march – a rally against male violence – to the street protests in Kinshasa, women all over the world unite to fight against gender-based injustices. It is also a time to recognise and celebrate women’s achievements in the social, political, academic and entrepreneurial spheres. Throughout the month of March, we will be posting articles and interviews with Congolese women in Congo and the diaspora in an attempt to not only highlight the plight of Congolese women in Congo, but also to celebrate the lives and works of these dynamic and inspiring women. Our first interview is with London-based Film Director and Activist Shana Mongwanga.