Nominating Neema Namadamu for a World Pulse Spirit Award

Tamarack Verrall
Posted January 3, 2022 from Canada

Neema has been with World Pulse since 2011, and though she sends in news regularly, for those of us who have been following her closely for some years, we are aware of the pyramid of work she has accomplished and continues, bringing thousands of women together and online through the Centres she has created in the Democratic Republic of Congo such as the Maman Shugaa Centre, and though her continual outreach to women in rural communities.

Her intention stated in an earlier story is “to give women and especially handicapped women a place to come be heard, find love and support”. She has been on the frontlines of women standing together against the ongoing war in her country, and challenged men in governmental positions on the dismal lack of funding to these organizations that are saving the lives of women. The centres and organizations she has created make possible healing from the rampant violence against women and girls that is ongoing in the DRC. Her work is honoured by many. 

Here is a link to a recent celebration of Neema: https://nobelwomensinitiative.org/activist-spotlight-neema-namadamu/

She has long been a leader many of us are inspired and emboldened by, and it is an honour to nominate her for a World Pulse Spirit Award.

This story was submitted in response to 2021 World Pulse Spirit Awards.

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Limba Nyakura
Jan 04
Jan 04

Je suis de la République Démocratique du Congo, même ville avec Neema. Je ne la connais physiquement mais ses œuvres la précèdent. J’attends parler d’elle

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Jan 09
Jan 09

I have read Sheema's stories and they always leave me with great admiration for her courage, tenacity and love for the people of her community.

She is a deserving candidate for the World Spirit Award and I wish her all the best.