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Oscar Rashidi Akida

Oscar Rashidi Akida

HRD, Member
Confédération pour le Regroupement Syndical – CORES

Oscar Rashidi Akida is a member of the Confédération pour le Regroupement Syndical – CORES (Confederation for the Reunification of Trade Unions) and the president of the Ligue Contre la Corruption et la Fraude – LICOF (League Against Corruption and Fraud). LICOF is a member of the Coalition Pour le Respect de la Constitution - CRC (Coalition for the Respect of the Constitution), a group that unites 33 NGOs in the DRC. The Coalition was created to put pressure on the Government to organise elections according to constitutional provisions and ensure democratic change occurs peacefully in the DRC. The coalition has also also worked on denouncing human rights violations in the country.


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.