Anita Babonangenda

Operations Director

Anita specializes in health and community protection, working with adolescent girls and women to prevent and respond to violence. She is passionate about providing safe spaces where girls can develop their confidence, leadership skills, and share their experiences in order to fight against gender inequality and make decisions about their futures. 

She has worked as a supervisor for the International Rescue Committee’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Program, as a doctor focused on GBV response, and advocate in campaigns promoting women’s rights. She completed her doctoral studies in medicine at the University of Goma.  

With Colors of Connection she directs operations in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, including managing the Girl Awakening Program, and training and supporting to our local partner Tulizo Elle Space.