Introducing myself and my journal: A Voice for Handicapped Women in DR Congo

Neema Namadamu
Posted January 13, 2012 from Democratic Republic of the Congo

About Me: I live and work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am founder and Coordinator of a NGO called ACOLDEMHA that was organized to give women and especially handicapped women a place to come be heard, and to give voice to the issues they face in their daily lives. We deal with many women who have suffered extreme violence against their persons, and work to assist them in getting medical and psychological treatment, as well as work to get their reports filed, investigated, and prosecuted. As well, we work to promote Women's Rights and Rights for Persons with Disabilities in our area. For example, I do a weekly radio program in Bukavu to sensitize people to the plight of persons with disabilities, and am involved in many organizations, and lead forums regarding the same. I myself am handicapped, having contracted Polio at the age of 2 years.

My Passions: To lift the disabled and be a voice of that community

My Challenges: The way the world views the disabled

My Vision for the Future: For my passion to be realized

My Areas of Expertise: Promoter, Coordinator, Facilitator

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  • Olutosin
    Jan 13, 2012
    Jan 13, 2012

    Welldone for the good work you are doing.

    Take advantage of the opportunities available here and be the voice of your people.


  • Nusrat Ara
    Jan 13, 2012
    Jan 13, 2012

    Dear Neema,

    Welcome to PulseWire! You are now part of a thriving community of women from all parts of the world. See the PulseWire Getting Started Guide to learn more about networking in our community:

    Please explore the site to meet the women and also find the groups of your interest.

    I look forward to hearing your voice in the community!

    In friendship,