Nadine had been recruited and used by an armed group. During that time, she had been a victim of extreme violence. Fortunately, she has been released and, since then, she is an activist and feminist. Her goal was to put an end to the recruitment and use of children by armed groups and the promotion of gender equality in the most disadvantaged areas in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nadine is well-known in her community for defending and promoting children’s rights. For example, she participated in 5 awareness sessions on the withdrawal of children from armed groups and 50 children, including 11 girls and 39 boys, were released from armed groups active in the territory of Fizi and placed in the Transitional Foster Families. She also participated in 10 community testimony sessions, and she obtained the local emerging child award. Moreover, Nadine facilitated and hosted around 30 animation sessions on the respect of international instruments of children’s rights. Thanks to that, mobilization, awareness-raising and community engagement were happening.
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