Democratic Republic of Congo
Ushindi, which means “we overcome” in Swahili, is one of the two programs that benefit from the use of radio. The program takes a holistic approach to addressing sexual and gender-based violence, or SGBV, in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC. It does this through increasing access to timely and quality services for survivors as well as individuals and communities affected by SGBV, and by reducing the vulnerability of individuals to future acts of abuse and violence.
Through a radio program called “Sauti ya USHINDI” (The Voice of USHINDI), we are reaching hundreds of thousands of people thanks to the Rwenzori Voice Radio. The station broadcasts educational messages to people through this radio program in order to discourage SGBV throughout the region, and since radio is the primary form of mass communication in this part of the Congo, Sauti ya USHINDI has a rapt audience.
Learn more the radio program and station.