Ambassador of the Republic of Congo – Chantal Maryse Itoua-Apoyolo
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Ambassador of the Republic of Congo Chantal Maryse Itoua-Apoyolo, who is accredited to South Africa, Eswatini, Lesotho and Zimbabwe. We discuss gender equality developments in the Republic of Congo. For instance, the formation of the Revolutionary Union of Congolese Women, whose motto was “Seule la lutte libère”, which translates to “Only the Fight will Free Us”. The efforts of this Union helped pave the way for the rights and opportunities that women enjoy today. Congo promotes equal access to all levels of education irrespective of gender. The country initiated a program called Positive Masculinity which emphasises that attaining gender equality requires the involvement of men. We reflect on the fact that societies can and should evolve to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. Tune in for more.