Marie-Claire Faray is a Multilingual Post Graduate Research Scientist and Freelance Consultant, with 20 years’ experience in working on women's rights in Africa, with a special interest in Women’s reproductive health/rights and medical information. MCF developed an approach using the promotion of social cohesion, equity and gender cohesion (necessary for peace, justice and human security), as an intrinsic strategy to promote gender equality and the rights of women in Africa, in order to address/end violence against women. MCF has edited, published and contributed to various articles and reports on human security, gender inequality, women's rights in Africa, especially on the D.R.Congo. Member of COMMON CAUSE UK / DRC, a platform and social enterprise of Congolese women. Member of the UK Section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), active in the Voices of African Women Campaign of UK WILPF. Collaborate actively with the UK coalition movements of the Million Women Rise, and Rape Crisis England and Wales. Advocates for peace and justice, and for the implementation of CEDAW, the Maputo Protocol on the rights/participation of Women in Africa as well as the UN Resolutions on "Women, Peace and Security. Marie-Claire holds a MSc in Medical Microbiology from the LSHTM and undertook a PhD program at Queen Mary University of London.
This session is supported by Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service