“We hear what DRC cannot do. We are here to discuss what it can do through its women and young people.”
In a recent visit to the DRC, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, expressed this sentiment and commitment to the role of women in helping Congo flourish. In a context where women are not often encouraged or expected to exercise leadership, we are committed to creating and encouraging space for women at UCBC. In fact, UCBC has an organized group of students called “Women’s Voices,” that is blazing a trail, mobilizing and empowering talented women. Their leadership will play an important role in addressing the tragedies of violence, particularly against women and children, and ensure that women’s and girl’s voices are heard in all aspects of society. Below are student and alumni testimonies that demonstrate the formative role student-led group has on their identity as women leaders.