Power to Empower: Chouchou Namegabe on Changing Culture by Catalyzing Conversations

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Outspoken Congolese radio journalist and co-founder of the South Kivu Women’s Media Association Chouchou Namegabe sat down with host Alyse Nelson to discuss Chouchou’s efforts enacting cultural change surrounding sexual assault and gender-based violence. Throughout her career, she has focused on bringing the stories of survivors to light by leveraging the radio industry, breaking down the culture of devaluing and silencing women’s voices.

Listen in to learn more about Chouchou’s journey to changing the culture while enduring pushback – starting with her own family and household. Chouchou is a critical example of the ways that women leaders use their power to empower by changing the narrative around important issues, and pushing culture forward in any way she can.

To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org. This series is inspired by our book, Vital Voices: 100 Women using their Power to Empower, edited by Alyse Nelson with art by Gayle Kabaker, published by Assouline.

Host: Alyse Nelson.

Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.

Producer and Editor: Shreya Bandyopadhyay

Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.

Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/?keywords=deliberate+thought.

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