The eighth of the series of radio broadcasts by the Girl Ambassadors for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo aired on February 23rd, 2017! 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 issues of early and forced marriages 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 eighth broadcast as the Girl Ambassadors discuss issues of early and forced marriages. The Girls outline the importance of women’s rights in regard to self-determination and individual freedom and choice. They highlight that even under Congolese laws, women have full rights to choose whom they marry, and that this must be respected.