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Women victims of conflict in the DRC: Becoming agents of peace in the midst of a complex crisis

WALLY B. REDEKOP LECTURE SERIES ON PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT 

March 25 at 7:00 p.m. - Saint Paul University Amphitheatre

Reception to follow

 

WOMEN VICTIMS OF CONFLICT IN THE DRC:

BECOMING AGENTS OF PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A COMPLEX CRISIS 

In partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative

 

Julienne Lusenge is a staunch advocate for justice, peace and human rights and a fervent women'a rights activist. In 2001, she co-founded SOFEPADI (Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development), an NGO that promotes women's and girls’ rights in Beni (North-Kivu). Julienne is the director of the Congolese Women’s Fund FFC – a national fund that mobilizes resources to support grassroots women’s organizations in Eastern Congo. She has touched the lives of millions of women throughout the country and been internationally recognized for her tireless work over the past 30 years to defend and promote women's rights in her country. 

Wally Redekop was engaged in international agricultural development work for 43 years, beginning in Tanzania for 7 years and ending in China for 15 years. Wally had a global impact on the evolution of agricultural policies and practices, often identifying creative improvements that would make systemic changes. In 1998, he received the International Recognition Award from the Agriculture Institute of Canada and in 2003 he received the Friendship Award from the Premier of China.

 

The lecture will be in French with English synopses provided throughout. 



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