Congolese radio reporters empower women, de-stigmatize rape survivors

    | November 24, 2008

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    In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, a ceasefire has been observed since 2006. But violence against women, perpetrated by armed bandits, continues. The South Kivu Women’s Media Association is a group of 40 women media professionals who work to bring the voices of rape survivors out from the shadows, to de-stigmatize survivors, and ensure that women know their rights. The Bukavu-based organization creates women-focused programming for South Kivu’s six radio stations. To read a profile of the organization prepared by Women’s eNews, visit: http://www.womensenews.org/article.cfm?aid=3819.