Liberata Rubumba Buratwa

Peace activist and women's rights champion Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC

Based in DRC

Liberata Rubumba Buratwa is a peace and human rights activist and campaigner for the rights of women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

She has a degree in international relations and was administrator of Rutshuru Territory from 2008 to 2018.

Liberata is president of  PACOFEDI, Programme d’Action Communautés des Femmes pour le Développement Intégré (Women’s Action Program for Integrated Development). The organization provides psychosocial support for victims of sexual violence; promotes peaceful cohabitation, conflict prevention and resolution; and works to empower women and girls, including political participation.

She is a laureate of the SOFEPADI Human Rights Recognition Prize, Care International Prize for Peaceful Cohabitation, Fond pour les Femmes Congolaises Prize for Women’s Political Participation.

She is the focal point for women ambassadors and mediators for peace in the territories of North Kivu, in the eastern part of DRC bordering Rwanda. She has organized of meetings with leaders of armed groups in the Rutshuru and Masisi territories. She has taken part in several peace negotiation meetings, including: dialogue on peace, security and development in the province of North and South Kivu; the Nairobi process in 2008; Nairobi 3 in 2022; and women’s meetings in regional peace processes in April 2024.