Caddy Adzuba (born 5 April 1981 Bukavu) is a Congolese Lawyer, journalist, and activist for women's rights. Her main focus is on fighting sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Caddy Adzuba in 2010.
|Nationality||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Awards||Princesse des Asturies Award for Peace|
Caddy Adzuba is the oldest of eight brothers born in a wealthy neighborhood of Bakavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She graduated in Law at the University of Bukavu in 2005.
According to the IFEX Network, a group of organizations defending freedom of expression around the world, Adzuba decided to work for the promotion of human rights when war broke out in her home when she was 16 years old. After being separated from her family and witnessing human suffering, she "decided to do something for human rights."
She helped found Un Altavoz para el Silencio network, reporting the sexual violence against women in her country. She is also a member of the East Congo Media Women's Association. Caddy Adzuba is also the co-founders of the Women's Alliance for the Promotion of Human Rights.
She is now a journalist in Radio Okapi, the official radio channel of United Nation's mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nowadays her fights against torture an rape is still on the spotlight and due to her work, she has received several death threats.
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