In Conversation with Julienne Lusenge on The Future of Women and Girls in DRC
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Join us in Conversation with Julienne Lusenge.
Julienne Lusenge is a human rights activist recognized for advocating for survivors of sexual violence. She is co-founder and President of Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI) and director of the Congolese Women's Fund (FFC). SOFEPADI is a coalition of 40 women’s organizations in the Eastern provinces of the DRC and works to defend and protect women’s rights and provide support to survivors of sexual violence by advocating for justice. Julienne has acted as coordinator of the National Campaign of Congolese Women Against Sexual Violence and is Director of the Congolese Women’s Fund. Julienne’s work extends beyond the borders of the DRC, as she sits on the Advisory Committee of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.She is the recipient of the 2018 Women’s International Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy and the 2016 Ginetta Sagan Award from Amnesty International. She received the Human Rights Award from the Embassy of France and named a Knight of the Legion of Honour by the French Government.