Eve Bazaiba Masudi born Democratic Republic of Congo August 12, 1948. Congolese Senator. Muslim proponent of nonviolence and conflict resolution. Member of regional peace organization Women as Partners for Peace in Africa (WOPPA), 2000. Nobel Peace Prize nominee, 2005.
“[S]ince 1996, the DRC has been tormented by a hellish cycle of armed conflict concentrated largely in the country’s eastern provinces. . . These conflicts have been accompanied by grave human rights violations—victimizing women and children.” (The World of Parliaments, April 2009; photo blog.trustafrica)