Map

5-6 JUNE 2018 / Tour & Taxis / Brussels

Jolie Kavugho – Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jolie Kavugho always wanted to follow in the footsteps of her father,  protecting the endangered species, the environment and local communities of Virunga National Park in the  Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet, as a woman, she didn’t think she would have the opportunity to join the Park’s Rangers.

Virunga has been situated at the epicentre of a two decade-long conflict,  and has faced numerous challenges from militias, poachers and smugglers who have exploited  the vast natural resources of the Park. Over 175 Rangers have been killed whilst undertaking their essential work to protect the Park and the 4 million people that live within a day’s walk of its borders.

In 2014, Virunga opened up ranger training to women as part of its work to bring new, equal employment opportunities to local communities. Jolie was among the first to apply, successfully pass the rigorous selection and training process and she is now one the 26 women to risk their lives every day to protect the Congolese wildlife. And among them, the iconic Mountain Gorillas, whose remaining population is less than a thousand. A quarter of them lives under Jolie’s meticulous watch. #SheisWe.

Project: EU support for Virunga National Park

 

She is We

She is We

She is We

 

"She is We" shows that when women are empowered, protected, trusted and invested in, there are benefits for all of us. The campaign emphasizes striking stories of people everywhere in the world, and engages renowned personalities, activists, and members of the development community. This campaign is organized by EuropeAid for the European Development Days – a global forum focusing this year on "Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development" to promote a safer, more inclusive and open world for women.

 

 

 

Help us promote gender equality and the importance of empowering women and girls. Generate your own tagline and share it on your social networks.

Generate your own tagline here.

Generate your own #SheisWe tagline

 

 

 

Help us promote gender equality and the importance of empowering women and girls. Generate your own tagline and share it on your social networks.

Generate your own tagline here.

Generate your own #SheisWe tagline

Generate your own #SheisWe tagline

 

 

 

Help us promote gender equality and the importance of empowering women and girls. Generate your own tagline and share it on your social networks.

Generate your own tagline here.

#SheisWe Stories

#SheisWe Stories

#SheisWe Stories