Violence against women in the D R Congo: ‘Hear their Cry, Respond in Love’

Monday, March 23, 2020
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Violence against women in the D R Congo: ‘Hear their Cry, Respond in Love’

Monday, March 23, 2020
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Glasgow, United Kingdom

What you need to know

We are sorry to announce that, due to the situation with corona virus, this event has now been cancelled.

Thérèse Mema Mapenzi is the Sexual Violence Programme Leader for the Justice and Peace Commission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thérèse works with rape victims in South Kivu of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Thérèse MEMA has 13 years proven experience as Social Assistance to Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survivors, especially in psychosocial care to traumatised people. She was Psychosocial Assistant at Justice and Peace Commission of Bukavu for 10 years to manage the Trauma Centres in the Archdiocese of Bukavu. The Trauma Centres supported 4,849 women and girls’ survivors of sexual violence, in the Eastern part of DRC and 549 children born from rape and children living in difficult circumstance. She worked with SCIAF as a Local Coordinator for the UKAM2 Programme in the Great Lake Region. Her engagement and contribution in the fight against Gender Based Violence in the eastern part of the DRC, has given her the international and National recognition (Coventry Prize for Peace and Reconciliation in United Kingdom November 2014, Shalom Prize from Eichstatt, Germany, Human Right Prize from the Civil society of Bukavu in DRC). She is working closely in partnership with the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Denis Mukwege in the fight against sexual violence in the DRC.

When

Location

Yudowitz Lecture Theatre
Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow,  United Kingdom