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Tubaholeze Kigabi is a human rights defenders and member of the organisation Lutte pour le changement (Fight for Change – LUCHA) RDC Afrique. The human rights defender works on community outreach for the organisation.

Republic of Congo

In 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo saw the advent of a new government following long-awaited presidential elections. HRDs and other civil society actors were lauded for their advocacy as they worked tirelessly to call for a return to democratic institutions and good governance; their efforts played a significant role in the elections process. The advent of a new government is an opportunity to push forward the human rights agenda and ensure the protection of HRDs as the new president, Mr. Felix Tshisekedi, made commitments to respect human rights, to open up civic space ,and to protect HRDs who are at risk.