Anny ModiAdvisory Board Member
Anny Tengamendite Modi is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the NGO AFIA MAMA which means “woman’s health’’ an organization working to improve women’s wellbeing and particularly on eradication of stigma and discrimination towards people living with HIV/AIDS as well as women and girls survivors of gender-based violence including sexual violence, child labor and child marriage, Anny T. Modi is a feminist gender activist, women’s rights, justice, leadership and development expert as well as a proud mother. As a consultant, she played a critical role in setting up a girl-led research unit as the girls’ engagement advisor, and established a volunteer working group called the Gender Champion Group as the capacity building manager of “La pépinière”, a DFIF/UKAID funded programme that conducted various research to provide evidence on what works for young women’s economic empowerment from 2015 to 2017. She has initiated a DRC countrywide and inclusive Movement of young women leaders 2017 with the support of UN Women DRC young women’s participation in governance and peace building efforts.
Anny focuses on the promotion of young people’s economic empowerment and sexual and reproductive health and rights, including access to post abortion care and safe abortion to reduce rates of deaths linked to unsafe abortions.
Her other passion is the young women’s leadership development and political participation to enable young women to articulate their issues and sit on the table where decisions are being taken.
She is a board members of Dynamique de la Jeunesse Féminine pour la Promotion, la protection et la défense des droits de la jeune femme’’ (DYJEF), a network of young women’s grassroot NGOs in the RDC. She is a member of the Regional steering committee of SAYWF (Southern African young women Festival), a vibrant space for young women feminist and human rights activists of the SADC region as well as a member of PEPETA Africa a young feminist movement advancing SRHR in the SADC region.
She has been a member of the Embassy of Switzerland in the DRC task force on the status of women in the DRC (July 2013- November 2014) She is a proud recipient of a certificate of merit UNFPA and Katanga provincial government for her efforts in combatting child marriage 2014, UN Women DRC Certificate of Appreciation 2017 for participation to Café- gender panel and the Max-Agency Certificate of Merit of “Woman of values” for her remarkable activism 2017 as well as the StrongLady2018 Award.
She is leading a group of women of exception in a quarterly dialogue between DRC bead of state and the women to ensure gender equality remains priority on his agenda.Currently with PathFinder International as gender advisor for an integrated health program, IHP-USAID in 9 provinces of the DRC.