Empowering Women for a more Inclusive and Sustainable Conservation in Virunga

This short video and testimonies of Virunga’s Women show how the Virunga Alliance, with its four pillars Tourism, Agro Industry, Sustainable Fisheries and Renewable Energy, is enhancing women’s engagement and empowerment through the creation of equal opportunities for men and women and contributing to sustainable peace building outcomes in DR-Congo.

Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society.

Women Empowerment refers to increasing and improving the social, economic, political and legal strength of the women, to ensure equal-right to women, and to make them confident enough to claim their rights.

Women Empowerment means empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and is essential to build stronger economies, achieve internationally agreed goals for development and sustainability, and improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.

Drilling for oil in Virunga won’t help these women increase their family’s meager income, bring their children to school and enhance their social status and economic power, like Virunga park does.


Help us Protect their Future, their Park, their Lake, their Peace.


Read more on Women Empowerment in Virunga:

Women Empowerment, Fisheries and Sustainable Development in Virunga

Women, Natural Resources and Peacebuilding in Virunga