The seventh of the series of radio broadcasts by the Girl Ambassadors for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo aired on February 9th, 2016! With our partner the Synergie des associations feminines du Congo (SAFECO) and the Radio Star FM 99.2 MHZ in Bukavu, the girls were able to discuss marriage and self-determination in both Swahili and French. As part of an initiative to build peaceful communities and empower women and girls, they have put together skits which discuss the importance of the Security Council Resolution 1325 to understand and claim their rights.
Along with identifying key local and international organisations, the Girl Ambassadors tell their auditory that women’s rights is key to attaining peace in the DRC. Special addition to this seventh broadcast as the Girl Ambassadors discuss issues of dowries and inheritance in regard to marriage. The Girls outline the importance of women’s rights in regard to financial and economic stability and how marriage has become oppressive. They highlight that even under Congolese laws, women have full rights to inheritance, and that this must be respected.