Zawadi Nikuze, a women’s rights activist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will discuss her work supporting women who survive rape and the sociopolitical conditions women in the Congo face on a daily basis.
Nikuze, 37, has been active in peace work since high school, working with “Mwananshuti,” an outreach program for street children; the peace-building program of the Friends Peace House in 2000; and as a consultant to Change Agents for Peace Program, World Relief, and other agencies. As coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative’s work in North Kivu, today she plans and facilitates Healing and Rebuilding Our Communities workshops on trauma healing and reconciliation with citizens.
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