About Mwanamuke Mjasiri

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we are a humanitarian organization that educates and empowers women to understand their rights around gender based violence. Our organization seeks competent authorities to take all necessary measures for the protection of gender and sexual violence, and to end the silence and impunity surrounding these crimes.

Meaing of Mwanamuke Mjasiri

Two Swahili words designate a strong, courageous woman able to denounce the evils and abuses they suffer; a woman determined to fight for their rights.

Our Mission

We will claim that our organization has achieved its objectives when all women and girls which are now chained by fear, shame, customs, religions, have been able to denounce their abuse, the harm they have suffered, and have access to fair justice and compensation for the damage they have suffered.

Who we are

AMINA UPOLE NYNA

Chairwoman, Mwanamke Mjasiri

I became an active member of the Mwanamke Mjasiri organization because I am a survivor of sexual harassment, physical assault, and rape. In creating the organization along with other members, we resolved to end our silence, to denounce such acts and motivate other victims of gender-based violence to do the same.

The experience that MM members bring to the organization allows them to empathize with and support these girls in their fight to develop various strategies for addressing these issues. Through MM, I develop my understanding of the various forms of gender-based violence and develop skills for restoring hope and trust among girls in the society.

MUZINDUSI MIRHIMA FALONNE

BAKANGA NTUALI PACIFIQUE

Seceretary of the Board

While I have never been a direct victim of GBV, through my research and information from others, I understood that the society in which I live is still in the dark about the rights, duties and obligations of women, and about gender equality and equity. As a member of the NGO MM, I will collaborate on making available to communities l training and follow-up regarding our shared responsibility to fight against any form of violence perpetrated in the name of custom and / or marital authority, and to overcome the shame of denouncing its atrocities.

My membership in Mwanamke Mjasiri has helped me to understand that apart from the simple respect that we owe the women in our society, we also have the duty, if not the obligation, to ensure that they live in dignity, freedom and, above all, equality. They must no longer marginalized, discriminated against, or reduced to second-rank status.

AMADI TWAHA PAPY

Who we are

AMINA UPOLE NYNA

Chairwoman, Mwanamke Mjasiri

I became an active member of the Mwanamke Mjasiri organization because I am a survivor of sexual harassment, physical assault, and rape. In creating the organization along with other members, we resolved to end our silence, to denounce such acts and motivate other victims of gender-based violence to do the same.

MUZINDUSI MIRHIMA FALONNE

The experience that MM members bring to the organization allows them to empathize with and support these girls in their fight to develop various strategies for addressing these issues. Through MM, I develop my understanding of the various forms of gender-based violence and develop skills for restoring hope and trust among girls in the society.

BAKANGA NTUALI PACIFIQUE

Seceretary of the Board

While I have never been a direct victim of GBV, through my research and information from others, I understood that the society in which I live is still in the dark about the rights, duties and obligations of women, and about gender equality and equity. As a member of the NGO MM, I will collaborate on making available to communities l training and follow-up regarding our shared responsibility to fight against any form of violence perpetrated in the name of custom and / or marital authority, and to overcome the shame of denouncing its atrocities.

AMADI TWAHA PAPY

My membership in Mwanamke Mjasiri has helped me to understand that apart from the simple respect that we owe the women in our society, we also have the duty, if not the obligation, to ensure that they live in dignity, freedom and, above all, equality. They must no longer marginalized, discriminated against, or reduced to second-rank status.

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