Mireille Ngondo TushimininaAugust 30, 2018
Ms. Tushiminina is the Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Africa (CHRDA) in Buea, Cameroon. She earned her M.B.A. from Davenport University in Michigan. CHRDA is an independent, nongovernmental, apolitical and non-profit making organization dedicated to the protection and advancement of human rights and the promotion of democracy in Africa. Her former position as the Executive Director of the Shalupe Foundation placed her in a continuous posture of learning about the rule of law, and its patriarchal influence on gender in post-conflict Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Seeing women with disproportionate access to social services, subjected to brutal sexual violence and abuse, having limited avenues to economic independence, and drastic underrepresentation in the political sphere, fueled her work in Shalupe. She has volunteered for the African Governance Architecture’s Democratic Governance ‘DGTrends’ campaign since 2013 and helped to mobilize over 5 million young people on social media towards the AU’s agenda to silence all guns and end conflicts on the continent by 2020.