Women's Action for Social Development

Women's Action for Social Development (WASD) is a branch of the Rural Integrated Development Program of Africa (RIDPA). WASD was founded in 1998 in order to deal with women's rights in South Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where tens of thousands of women have been facing extreme violence and torture since the war. WASD and RIDPA strive to do their part in bringing fundamental human rights to women of all ages in Africa. We celebrate the African women who, unlike the man, toils day and night amidst grinding poverty on the continent and faces up to harsh cultural, societal, and traditional prejudices yet still manages to achieve much.