From the grassroots women leaders of Congo to the women leaders of the White House

A group of women are calling for action in the wake of the recent escalation of conflict in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“We have had enough. We call upon our global sisterhood to take action. We will not be quiet until REAL Peace is upon us.”

On November 29, 2012, Neema Namadamu and a group of grassroots women leaders who call themselves the Maman Shujaa ('Hero Women' in Swahili) started a petition on They’re calling for women leaders in the United States to take action in solidarity with the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They’re asking for a special presidential envoy to work with the African Union and the United Nations to forge a peace process and they want women’s voices to be represented throughout that process.

They reached 1000 signatures in the first two days, and are currently working towards an expanded goal of 15 000 signatures.

Take action today to help them reach their goal!


Sign the petition today on!


Read Neema Namadamu’s personal account of the conflict.

Check out more stories from women in the Democratic Republic of Congo on World Pulse.

DRC: Silent No More, World Pulse, 3 December 2012.

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