Many thanks to IANSA women 'Femmes des Medias pour la Justice au Congo' in the DRC for taking the initiative to translate Disarm Domestic Violence campaign materials into Lingala and Swahili.
Lingala is spoken throughout the northwestern part of the DRC and a large part of the Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville), as well as Angola and the Central African Republic. It has over 10 million speakers.
Swahili (or Kiswahili) is spoken by 5-10 million people and is an official language, of four nations, namely Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and the DRC.
IANSA women in Central African Republic are planning to translate the materials into Sango, the primary language spoken by 5 million people in the country.
These translations ensure that the campaign is reaching all levels, especially women and women’s organisations at the grassroots.
We are hopeful that others will be inspired to make these materials available in other languages. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to help.