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Rudi International: Respect for internet rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic
Rudi International: Respect for internet rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic 24 June 2020 Rudi International

Rudi International released an op-ed with the aim of drawing attention to the importance of access to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and to offer suggestions on how to ensure and enforce internet rights and freedoms.

New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC
New APC member Rudi International: Working with children who were robbed of their opportunity for development in the DRC 28 August 2018 APCNews

Rudi International focuses on education, health, literacy, trauma healing for survivors of gender-based violence, and improved and safe access to ICTs. We talked to co-founder Alain-Daniel R. Wa-Baguma​​​​​​​ about their work and the future ahead.

Rudi International
Rudi International 26 July 2018

Rudi International is a non-profit organisation based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. They currently run three main programmes: Rudi Education, Encourage Mothers and a programme focused on information and communications technologies (ICTs).

Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya
Exploring technology-related violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya 21 January 2016

The DRC and Kenya are in focus in a series of country editions sharing the findings of the “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online“ research.    

Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls
Democratic Republic of Congo: Violence is too costly for women and girls 22 November 2012 Si Jeunesse Savait

As the world is about to celebrate 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, and following the taking of Goma and Sake, two cities in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo by the M23 rebels, the young feminist and congolese organisation Si Jeunesse Savait is concerned by recent developments in the situation, which echoes through the media.    

SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women
SMS cut off in DRC detrimental to ending violence against women 20 December 2011 APC

SMS services have been suspended in the Democratic Republic of Congo allegedly to prevent the spread of electoral related rumours. Cutting access to communications is a violation of the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of information protected under the DRC constitution and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.    

Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause
Women in the “capital of rape” use tech to bring attention to their cause 09 November 2010 Si jeunesse savait

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital city of Kinshasa, dubbed the “capital of rape” by the UN special rapporteur Margot Wallström, is a city fraught with violence and remnants of a war-regime. But women in the city are taking charge of their lives and demanding for more security, more services to help women survivors of violence, and an end to the impunity for those who rape,...

Feminist tech Xchange - DRC
Feminist tech Xchange - DRC 05 February 2010

This meeting is part of the MDG3: Strengthening women’s strategic use of ICTs to combat violence against women and girls project run by the APC women’s programme (APC WNSP).

Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA)
Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa (CATIA) 18 December 2007

CATIA was a three-year project supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to enable Africans to gain maximum benefits from the opportunity offered by ICTs and to act as catalysts for policy reform.

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