DR Congo


FESA or "Femme qui en soulève une autre" was created in 1996 and has been operational since 2002. It is a women's association that campaigns for the promotion and defence of human rights in general, LGBTQIA+ in particular, as well as PLHIV, sex workers and refugees, who are victims of discrimination and stigmatisation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

FESA has set itself the following objectives:

  • to seek social balance for people whose rights are violated, including discrimination and stigmatisation
  • promoting sexual and reproductive rights;
  • to care for people living with HIV/AIDS on the margins of society. 

Its mission is to work with affected communities and other influential actors to end all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation of minorities in the region. Its vision for the future is for the Great Lakes region to be free of all forms of discrimination and stigma against LGBTQIA+ people.