The ninth of the series of radio broadcasts by the Girl Ambassadors for Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo aired on March 16th, 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 abuse in areas of worship 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 ninth broadcast as the Girl Ambassadors discuss issues of exploitation in areas of worship. The Girls outline the importance of women’s rights in regard to sexual exploitation, unwanted sexual advances, and abortions stemming from consensual or nonconsensual sexual relations in areas of worship – areas deemed safe by parents and other adults. The aim is to warn parents, girls and young women of the potential risks from assuming personal safety in areas usually dedicated to worship.