Democratic Republic of Congo

Congratulations to the 15th class at City of Joy

Published: 21 June 2019 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Pure JOY! This is what Turning Pain to Power looks like. Congratulations to the 15th class at City of Joy on your graduation. “Graduation day 15th session…we did it again ..perfection, new leaders, future of the DRC..deepest gratitude to Eve Ensler, my V-Day family, my dream team V-Day Congo! Family…

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One Billion Rising 2019 Launched In DR Congo

Published: 3 December 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo

On Friday, 30 November 2018, VDAY Congo launched One Billion Rising in DRC. The launch during the 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE centered on the call for action and solidarity and on V-Youth Rising. Participants were activists from the civil society and the community of City of Joy, V-Girls…

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Survivors Telling Their Truth, Standing Up To Power – New City Of Joy Essay by Eve Ensler & Photojournalist Paula Allen

Published: 29 September 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Turning Pain Into Power This week we watched women survivors telling their truth, standing up to power, moving from victims to survivors to leaders. The women at City of Joy in the DR Congo are in solidarity with survivors all over the world every day turning pain into power. We…

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JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 13th Graduating Class!

Published: 3 July 2018 > Democratic Republic of Congo

On 21 June, 89 women of the 13th class were honored as they celebrated their completion of a 6-month healing and leadership program at City of Joy. These women have been honored for their courage for overcoming their pain, and for their resilience and determination. These women have gone to…

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“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 > 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 > Democratic Republic of Congo

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 > 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 > Democratic Republic of Congo

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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Published: 17 January 2014 > Democratic Republic of Congo

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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