World March of Women – Women’s Initiatives and partners from eastern DRC hold a Women’s Court

In Statements by Robin

From 13 to 17 October the Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice participated in the World March of Women, an international feminist movement working to connect grass-roots groups and organising actions aimed at eliminating the causes of violence against women, in Bukavu, South Kivu. Women’s Initiatives’ delegation was formed by 13 women’s rights and peace activists coming from different areas of eastern DRC.

During the World March of Women, on 15 October 2010, the Women’s Initiatives’ delegation to the March held a Women’s Court in Bukavu with the objective of amplifying the voices of women and victims/survivors of the conflict in eastern DRC. The Women’s Court was organised around the testimonies of three of Women’s Initiatives’ partners, each of them reporting about the situation of women’s rights and peace in three different provinces of eastern DRC – North Kivu, South Kivu and Province Orientale.

During the Court, attended by 113 participants from different countries and organisations, a statement by Brigid Inder, Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice Executive Director, was read to the audience.

Read the Women’s Testimonies at the Women’s Court

Lisez les Témoignages des femmes à la Cour des Femmes

Read the statement by Brigid Inder, Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

Lisez la déclaration de Brigid Inder, Directrice exécutive de Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice

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