Tag Archive: women

Can men be feminists? In Congo, Dr Denis Mukwege urges men to respect and support women’s rights

According to a 2011 study in the American Journal of Public Health every day, 1,152 women are raped in DR Congo. However, these acts of brutal violence towards women have not been met by… Continue reading

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Gasandji Rever – The ‘African Jazzy-Soul’ Songstress

To conclude our Spotlight on Congolese Women series, we profiled Paris-based singer and songwriter Gasandji Rever.   Framed from the back, with the dazzling sun of a hazy afternoon in the French countryside as… Continue reading

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Portrait of the Young Actress, Author & Activist Rachel Mwanza

From the streets of Kinshasa to the red carpets of Paris, Quebec, Berlin and New York, the young star, Rachel Mwanza, is the modern Cinderella of DRC. She escaped the streets of Kinshasa,… Continue reading

Spotlight on Congolese Women: Q&A with Film Director & Activist Shana Mongwanga

Born in Bukavu, East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Shana is a Human Rights Activist /Campaigner and also works as a  Director, Producer, Writer & Actor. She is currently based in London. In… Continue reading

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… Continue reading