South Kivu Media Association (AFEM) 

Needing a platform to not only share survivors’ stories but to also train women as journalists, Chouchou Namegabe established the South Kivu Media Association in 2003. Since its inception, AFEM has encouraged hundreds of women to share their experience on-air, promoting healing for the women and paving the way for other survivors to come forward. AFEM has also created women’s radio-listening clubs, a safe place where survivors can share their stories and be surrounded by support networks. Hundreds of women now participate in these clubs. AFEM aims to inform women of their rights, to encourage women’s freedom of expression and promote their involvement in political and peace processes through effective communication and media.