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Visionary PeaceMaker

Neema Namadamu

Neema Namadamu on World Pulse magazine cover

Welcome. This site is meant to introduce you to our many initiatives to empower women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are grassroots advocates for Peace first and foremost, for women’s rights, rights for the disabled, community rights, rights for nature, and the right to a future for our children. We strive to achieve these goals through a “together” approach, as you will find outlined on our SAFECO page. You will meet disabled women obtaining independence, having become the bread-winners for their families on the ACOLDEMHA page. You will learn more of our intention to connect the whole of Congo to one another and the world on the GO NETwork page.

Be sure to check in with us regularly, and sign up for our newsletter so that you may stay abreast of our progress in manifesting the new Congo.

We thank you. We welcome you. Be free.

Neema’s Open Letter to Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change

Neema’s Open Letter to Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change

An Open Letter to Mary Robinson Dear Excellence, Mary Robinson: I just want to thank you for your significant contribution as United Nations Special Envoy to DRC and the Great Lakes Region. The time of your service as Special Envoy was a time of real hope for the women in our Region, and especially theMore

Neema Teaches First Class at the Maman Shujaa Center in Itombwe

Neema Teaches First Class at the Maman Shujaa Center in Itombwe

Today Neema conducted the first class at the new center. 12 women showed up to learn on 8 laptops but the Maman Shujaa are used to sitting 2 butts to a seat! They learned the very basics: how to open the computer, how to move the mouse – do you remember when this was newMore

Grand Opening of Maman Shujaa Media Center in Itombwe Plateau!

Grand Opening of Maman Shujaa Media Center in Itombwe Plateau!

Today is the Grand Opening of the new Maman Shujaa Media Center in the remote tribal region of Itombwe, DRC, Neema’s birthplace! Neema grew up here living in a traditional way. As the second woman from her tribe to graduate from Congo’s national university, and the first woman with disabilities to graduate from college, NeemaMore

A Request from Neema

A Request from Neema

My Sisters & Brothers, As you know, I live in the Democratic Republic of Congo where I work tirelessly for the advancement of women. It is true I have many projects I am juggling; from helping disabled Shakoshi seamstresses to become economically independent, to shaping future leaders in the Girl Ambassador Program, even taking allMore

A License for Heroes

A License for Heroes

In 2011 Neema Namadamu founded Go Network, a nationwide telecommunication solution for the Democratic Republic of Congo. After three years working to get this dream off the ground, all of the pieces are in place for Go Network to introduce this vital technology-based solution to the nation. Neema’s crisis is that the Regulator has justMore

Sister & Solidarity Fundraiser

Sister & Solidarity Fundraiser

 Hilary Giovale met the Maman Shujaa as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative delegation in February. She organized the Sister & Solidarity Fundraiser to raise money for women including the women of Congo! “What a great event we had to celebrate women of Congo last weekend! Such an honor for me to share about myMore

Neema is interviewed by Wiatta Freeman of Womanspeak radio

Neema is interviewed by Wiatta Freeman of Womanspeak radio

http://namadamu.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Neema_Namadamu_041014_Intv.mp3 On April 10, 2014 Neema was interviewed by Wiatta Freeman of the Womanspeak radio program. Womanspeak is on 89.3 FM WRFG in Atlanta, GA. Womanspeak is also on-line at www.wrfg.org. Some quotes from the interview: “In my mind I don’t have borders or barriers. I want to change the paradigm not just for CongoMore

Bryn Mawr College Students Translated Blogs for the Maman Shujaa

Bryn Mawr College Students Translated Blogs for the Maman Shujaa

Bryn Mawr College seniors Su Oner and Lianna Reed have written a piece of their own on what it’s meant to work with the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo and how honored they’ve been “to have the chance to stand with them in solidarity.” Praxis III: World Pulse, Written by Su Oner ‘14More

HER CULTURE Magazine interviews Neema

HER CULTURE Magazine interviews Neema

My intention is to create a culture where Peace will be the state of being that governs Self; where Love is the license for every word and action. – Neema Namadamu Her Culture is an engaging online platform dedicated to expressing women’s languages, traditions, customs, and cultures. Kate Avino of Her Culture magazine conducted aMore

Making a Difference in Hell

Making a Difference in Hell

Making a Difference in Hell by Erin Cunningham Neema Namadamu is an advocate for change in Congo. Erin Cunningham reports from the Women In the World Summit In one of the worst places on earth to be a woman, or as MSNBC anchor Alex Witt describes it, “one of the more forgotten countries in theMore