SAMWAKI (The voice of the woman/rural girls)

Founded in May of 2002, SAMWAKI is a rural women's organisation based in South Kivu, seeking to combat gender-based discrimination and promote rural development.  SAMWAKI works with 250 grassroots women's organisations to increase women's capacity to participate in local socio-economic development.  SAMWAKI created rural community radio programs and all-women listeners’ clubs to give women both a forum to share their experiences, and access to information. SAMWAKI also uses their platform to provide training and seminars to community leaders and journalists.