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Cablegate: Fy'01 Afrp: Iv Nomination - "Women and The

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UNCLAS KINSHASA 008421

SIPDIS


STATE FOR ECA/PE/V/G/A BREED, MJOHNSON; AF/PD MGIUCHARD


E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: OEXC SCUL XA
SUBJECT: FY'01 AFRP: IV NOMINATION - "WOMEN AND THE
LAW", MARCH 19 - APRIL 6, 2001


REF: SECSTATE 201545


POST WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE MRS. MWAYUMA FALLU, JUDGE
AT THE MAGISTRATE'S COURT OF MATETE/KINSHASA FOR
SUBJECT AFRP PROGRAM. (LIKE MANY CULTURES AROUND THE
WORLD, CONGOLESE FAMILY NAMES APPEAR FIRST IN ORDER)


A. PROJECT: AFRP: "WOMAN AND THE LAW"


B. NAME: MWAYUMA FALLU


C. SEX: FEMALE


D. DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: DECEMBER 31,1966, KISANGANI
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO


E. NATIONALITY: CONGOLESE


F. FORWARD TO: NONE


G. PRESENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS: A) JUDGE AT THE
MAGISTRATE'S COURT OF MATETE/KINSHASA (1999-00);
B) DEPUTY PROSECUTOR AT THE HIGHER COURT OF GOMBE (1996-
99); C) ADMINISTRATIVE ADVISOR AT THE MINISTRY OF CIVIL
ENGINEERING (MARCH - AUG.96).


H. FIRST LANGUAGE: SWAHILI


I. OTHER LANGUAGES: FRENCH (EXCELLENT); ENGLISH (WEAK);
LINGALA (GOOD); SWAHILI (GOOD).


J. ESCORT INTERPRETER REQUIRED: YES


K. JUSTIFICATION: MS. MWAYUMA IS ONE OF THE FEW FEMALE
MAGISTRATES (PROSECUTORS) WITH SUPERVISORY
RESPONSIBILITIES IN KINSHASA. SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF
THE ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN MAGISTRATES OF THE CONGO. AS
SUCH, SHE IS WELL PLACED TO SHARE THE INSIGHT SHE
GARNERS FROM SUBJECT PROGRAM WITH BOTH HER COLLEAGUES
THROUGHOUT THE DRC.


L. PRVIOUS TRAVEL TO THE U.S.: LION'S CLUB
INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION (JUNE 99); ANNUAL LEAVE (1997)


M. OTHER TRAVEL: BENIN, TOGO AND IVORY COAST, BUSINESS
TRIPS (1995)


N. MARITAL STATUS: WIDOW WITHOUT CHILDREN.


O. MAILING ADDRESS: AVENUE DE LA JUSTICE #57, RESIDENCE
DE LA GOMBE, APPT.#7, COMMUNE DE LA GOMBE, KINSHASA,
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO


P. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINNING: A) BACHELOR
DEGREE IN LAW, UNIVERSITY OF KINSHASA (1990); B) HIGH
SCHOOL CERTIFICATE, INSTITUT SAINT-ANDRE A IXELLES,
BELGIUM (1984)


Q. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP TRAINING: A) MEMBER OF THE
ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN MAGISTRATES (1995-00); B) DIRECTOR
OF WOMEN & CHILDREN, AMNESTY-CONGO (1994-97)


R. PUBLICATIONS: "LE MODELE DEMOCRATIQUE AFRICAIN, CAS
DE LA REPUBLIQUE DU SENEGAL", (1989-90); "L'EGALITE
ENTRE LES HOMMES ET LES FEMMES", 1987-88.


S. MEDICAL, PHYSICAL, DIETARY, OR OTHER PERSONAL
RESTRICTIONS: NONE.


T. POST'S RECOMMENDATION FOR U.S. PROGRAM: MS MWAYUMA
WOULD LIKE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW THE AMERICAN
JUDICIAL SYSTEM FUNCTIONS AND GET INFORMATION ON HOW
SOCIAL CONDITIONS CAN EFFECT PROSECUTIONS IN THE US.


U. NOMINNE'S PROGRAM INTERESTS: SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH
AMERICAN PROSECUTORS AND DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF
AMERICA; OBSERVE THE FIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION IN THE
VARIOUS CITIES OF THE COUNTRY, AND VISIT THE WHITE
HOUSE, THE SENATE AND HOLLYWOOD.


V. NOMINEE INTERESTED IN SPEAKING BEFORE AMERICAN
AUDIENCE: YES


W. INFORM EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON? YES


X. AMERICAN SPEAKERS OR OTHER GRANTEES FORMERLY
PROGRAMMED IN COUNTRY WHOM GRANTEE WOULD LIKE TO MEET
AGAIN: NOT PROVIDED.


SWING

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