Eve Bazaiba Masudi
Eve Bazaiba Masudi is a Member of Parliament, Chair of the Social and Cultural Committee, Democratic Republic of Congo, She is Secretary General of the MLC (Mouvement de Libération du Congo). She was also Honorary Senator and President of the Social and Cultural Senate Committee, from 2007 to 2012. She is President of the League of Congolese Women for Elections and is a consultant in human rights, rights of women and children, and peaceful conflict management. Senator Eve Bazaiba is one of only five elected women in the DRC Senate, and the only woman to chair a committee (on Social and Cultural issues). She is also the President of the Congolese Women’s League for the Elections and an honorary member of WILPF DRC group. Eve Bazaiba was instrumental in the campaign to introduce the law against sexual violence in the DRC constitution in 2006. She continues to be a strong advocate of disarmament and demilitarization as well as conflict prevention and peace building in the Great Lakes Regions of Africa. She has been active since 1995 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), working in human rights issues, international negotiation, and recently as a member of Women as Partners for Peace in Africa (Woppa). She advocates non-violence, dialogue, tolerance and humility through training and sensitizing women, to promote citizenship and republican values. She has no institutional support and is often incapacitated in her work.