Jean N. Mwimbi is the founder of Core for Research, Innovation, and Education in the Republic Democratic of Congo (Core23lab). He is also a board member or Kuza Stem generation Tanzania (KSGEN).Jean considers himself a supporter of digital inclusion particularly gender inclusion and hence why one of core23lab forces is gender mainstreaming technology. He has a master's degree in project management, and an undergraduate degree in networks and communication systems. His areas of interest include digital security, digital policies,inclusion and agriculture.
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The holistic approach: Exploring women’s online freedom of expression and freedom of assembly in the Democratic Republic of Congo
In this piece, authors Rebecca Ryakitimbo, Jean Mwimbi and Bulanda Tapiwa Nkhowani engage with the experiences of online gender based violence (OGBV) against women journalists, women human rights defenders and everyday women in Democratic Republic of Congo. They advocate for a holistic approach in framing, understanding and analysing the impact of technology facilitated gender based violence…
The women of Democratic Republic of Congo have been part of shaping the civic spaces for years, leading to the freedom of the country to now highlighting major rights-based issues. But in doing so, their voices have not only been silenced by age old patriarchal systems, but they have also been subjected to online violence that stifles their constitutionally protected right to freedom of…