Democratic Republic of Congo

“The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others” by Christine Schuler Deschryver, City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director

Published: 20 June 2017 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

The City of Joy’s 11th Class Graduates: 89 Women Join 849 Others By Christine Schuler Deschryver City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director Since January 18th, City of Joy sheltered 89 women who have survived some of the harshest stories in the world. These women came from many villages of…

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City of Joy Graduates Its Sixth Class “When We Believe In Our Dreams, They Come True”

Published: 27 November 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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On 20 November, City of Joy graduated its sixth class of 90 girls and women, bringing the total number of City of Joy Graduates to 492. In this new blog from Congo, our beloved V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver brings us into the world of…

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STATEMENT OF V-MEN CONGO At The Launch Of Their Movement In Bukavu At BODEGA On 7 March 2014

Published: 10 March 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

DECLARATION DES V-MEN CONGO à l’occasion du lancement de leur Mouvement à BUKAVU, ce 07 Mars 2014 au RESTAURANT BODEGA Nous, Membres du cadre de réflexion constitué en V- Men Congo, soucieux des injustices dont les femmes sont l’objet, Face aux cris des cris des femmes « où sont les hommes ?»,…

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In the News: Lokua Kanza jouera un concert de solidarité avec les victimes de violences sexuelles à Bukavu

Published: 7 February 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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Lokua Kanza, artiste musicien congolais                   Radio Okapi, a regional radio station in the DRC interviews congolese musician Pascal Lokua Kanza about his return to his hometown of Bukavu after a five year leave for his participation in this years One Billion Rising…

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RISE4JUSTICE BLOG: CONGO RISING: DEAR ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE ACTIVISTS BY CHRISTINE SCHULER DESCHRYVER

Published: 17 January 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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For over 15 years, rape has been used in D.R Congo as the main war tool, humiliating hundred thousands of women, and destroying Congolese society. Congo has been named rape capital of the world. It is heartbreaking to belong to such a country, but it is possible to make a…

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RISE4JUSTICE BLOG: CONGO RISING: WHY AM I RISING FOR JUSTICE BY JANE MUKUNINWA

Published: 17 January 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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WHY AM I RISING FOR JUSTICE My name is Jane Mukuninwa. I was born in the village of Lulingu, in Shabunda, D.R.Congo. This village until now is one of the worst places for women to live.  I was physically and psychologically destroyed by multiple rapes. I was driven half-dead to Panzi…

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RISE4JUSTICE BLOG: CONGO RISING: WHAT IS JUSTICE FOR THE WOMEN OF SONGO MBOYO? BY JESSICA NEUWIRTH

Published: 17 January 2014 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

The author of this blog, Jessica Neuwirth, served as Coordinator of the UN High-Level Panel on Remedies and Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  This panel travelled across the Democratic Republic of Congo from 27 September to 13 October 2010, meeting with 61 survivors of…

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Eve’s Update From City of Joy: “The women will rise.”

Published: 3 September 2013 > V-Day > Democratic Republic of Congo

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BUKAVU, AUGUST 2013 The red dust swallows everything, coats the roofs and goats and faces of dazed children who lean out on Essence Road. The dust which begs for water where there is no water, for shelter where there are no windows or doors. The dust that is spread in…

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