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Butoto Kiza

HRD & Member
Nouvelle Société Civile de Kiliba

Butoto Kiza is an active member of the Nouvelle Société Civile de Kiliba, an organisation dedicated to the monitoring of human rights violations in Kiliba, a settlement near the Ruzizi plain, in South Kivu Province.

The situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains volatile and human rights defenders (HRDs) remain at grave risk. They continue to operate at serious personal risk in an atmosphere of violence, hostility and instability. Absence of the rule of law and a climate of impunity prevail. As a consequence of carrying out activities such as investigating and exposing atrocities, combating sexual violence, advocacy with respect to the elections, and independent journalism, many HRDs have been subject to threats and attacks.