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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.

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

Neema at the 2014 Women in the World Summit

Neema at the 2014 Women in the World Summit

2014 Women in the World Summit   In one of the worst places on earth to be a woman, a charismatic change-maker takes charge. Neema Namadamu, Founder and President, Synergy of Congolese Women’s Associations INTERVIEWED BY: Alex Witt, Anchor, MSNBC’s Weekends With Alex Witt, Correspondent, NBC. Neema took part in the 2014 Women in theMore

Maman Shujaa Pledge Solidarity to their Sisters of South Sudan

Maman Shujaa Pledge Solidarity to their Sisters of South Sudan

Statement of Solidarity to our Sisters in South Sudan   We, the Maman Shujaa Hero Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo, stand in solidarity with our Sisters of South Sudan in their call for the international community to end the conflict in South Sudan. As is the case in Congo it is the womenMore

Nobel Women’s Initiative visits Maman Shujaa

Nobel Women’s Initiative visits Maman Shujaa

Nobel Women’s Initiative visits Maman Shujaa “They say that the DRC is the rape capital of the world, but what I see is that it is the capital of strong women and solidarity among women.” Leymah Gbowee In the late afternoon of February 22nd, the Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) arrived in Bukavu with a beautifulMore