Rita is a Gabonese woman. Reducing inequalities is one of her favorite subjects.
This is surely the reason why, in 2010, she created a correct play space for children from disadvantaged neighborhoods. Unfortunately, for personal reasons, she had to close this playroom to create a year later, the first magazine of Women in Gabon, On Dit Quoi?
This magazine’s ambition is to give a voice to women, to motivate these women who are unknown but also to denounce social problems and to engage in the fight against several forms of discrimination.
Rita has become through her magazine, a voice for causes such as the fight against cancer, the fight against violence against women and children. She has worked with organizations such as UNAIDS on campaigns against discrimination against people living with HIV but also on intergenerational relationships that facilitate the spread of HIV among young people.
Writing texts and photo novels to raise awareness against these evils …
In 2016, overwhelmed by the proximity of a young girl who had been sexually abused by her father, she decided in her heart that she would do her best to put an end to this ordeal.
A few months later, accompanied by the NGO SAMBAS Mwanas, a proven organization that fights against violence against children, she officially makes her first day against violence against children.
This commitment will make her the winner of the CSG Business Women award on March 8, 2017, on International Women’s Day, to reward her initiative but also her actions in favor of children and against violence against women.
That same year, she joined the One Billion Rising movement after talking to our wonderful Africa coordinator, Colani.