Caddy Adzuba

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Caddy Adzuba
Caddy Adzuba récipiendaire du Prix Prince des Asturies pour la Concorde.jpg
Caddy Adzuba in 2010.
Born (1981-05-05) May 5, 1981 (age 38)
NationalityDemocratic Republic of the Congo
OccupationLawyer, Journalist
AwardsPrincesse des Asturies Award for Peace

Caddy Adzuba (born 5 April 1981 Bukavu) is a Congolese Lawyer, journalist, and activist for women's rights. Her main focus is on fighting sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).[1]

Life[edit]

Caddy Adzuba is the oldest of eight brothers born in a wealthy neighborhood of Bakavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. She graduated in Law at the University of Bukavu in 2005.

According to the IFEX Network, a group of organizations defending freedom of expression around the world, Adzuba decided to work for the promotion of human rights when war broke out in her home when she was 16 years old.[2] After being separated from her family and witnessing human suffering, she "decided to do something for human rights."[2]

She helped found Un Altavoz para el Silencio network, reporting the sexual violence against women in her country. She is also a member of the East Congo Media Women’s Association.[3][4] Caddy Adzuba is also the co-founders of the Women's Alliance for the Promotion of Human Rights.[2]

She is now a journalist in Radio Okapi, the official radio channel of United Nation´s mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nowadays her fights against torture an rape is still on the spotlight and due to her work, she has received several death threats.[2][5]

Awards[edit]

  • Julio Anguita Parrado International Journalism Award (2009).[6]
  • International Award of the "Woman of the Year" worth 35,000 euros from the Regional Council of Aosta Valley (2012).[7][8]
  • Princess Asturias Award for Peace 2014.[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caddy Adzuba: Asturias laureate". euronews. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  2. ^ a b c d "Turning stigma into strength: Caddy Adzuba - IFEX". IFEX. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  3. ^ País, Ediciones El (2014-09-04). "Congolese journalist to receive Prince of Asturias Concord Prize". EL PAÍS. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  4. ^ "Caddy Adzuba | Casa África". www.casafrica.es. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  5. ^ "JED demands investigation into anonymous death threats against three journalists - IFEX". IFEX. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  6. ^ Internet, Unidad Editorial. "La congoleña Caddy Adzuba gana el Premio Julio Anguita Parrado | Comunicación | elmundo.es". www.elmundo.es. Retrieved 2018-08-20.
  7. ^ "Comunicato stampa". Consiglio Regionale della Valle d'Aosta.
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2016-01-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "LiveLeak.com - Congolese journalist Caddy Adzuba wins Asturias peace award". Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  10. ^ Tecnologías, Developed with webControl CMS by Intermark. "Caddy Adzuba, Prince of Asturias Award for Concord - Communication - The Princess of Asturias Foundation". The Princess of Asturias Foundation. Retrieved 2016-01-21.

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