Edith Kitoko is Congolese and was born and raised in Lebanon. She is currently based in France where she is a human rights and women’s rights activist. Edith holds a Bachelor’s Degree with distinction in International Relations from the Institute of Political and Administrative Science of USEK University (Lebanon), and a Master’s Degree in Crisis Analysis & Humanitarian Action from Savoie Mont-Blanc University (France). Edith started her social justice activism in Lebanon by fighting for migrants workers’ rights and implementing social economic projects on the ground. She has worked with local NGOs in Lebanon such as the Amel International Association as well as with international organizations such as Médecin Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Switzerland as the Assistant to the Representative of the Humanitarian Advocacy and Representation Team (HART). In France, Edith worked in the French section of Secours Catholiques, an International NGO, accompanying asylum seekers and refugees and on projects related to climate justice & international solidarity. She joined FFC in 2016.
Edith is dedicated to the Congolese women’s movement as she strongly believes in the impact and power of women-led organizations. ‘’I am extremely privileged to learn from, and engage with, the Fund for Congolese Women. On a personal level FFC has changed my life on so many levels and I am forever impacted. I have met amazing Congolese women and men. Regardless of all the challenges and hardships we face, FFC’s mission to empower women and girls into agents of change is real. I am so humbled to be a part of FFC.”