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Wivine Kavira

Human rights defender
Barreau de Bukavu

Wivine Kavira Buruthere is a human rights lawyer assisting victims of sexual violence in Eastern DRC. She has accompanied, assisted and represented women who were raped by the military, and she is at great risk because of her work.

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.