Democratic Republic of Congo

JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class; Watch NEW City of Joy Short from ‘WOMAN’ Filmmakers

Published: 30 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 17th Graduating Class, Graduating 1472 Women To Date With gratitude to Christine Schuler Deschryver and the entire team in Bukavu, DRC! The 17th Women’s Leadership Training Session at the City of Joy is a very special session. It is a session in which residents have…

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City of Joy Statement Against Racism

Published: 10 June 2020 > Democratic Republic of Congo

While thousands across the world condemn racism and demand justice at global Black Lives Matter protests, City of Joy is mourning and rising against racism. The City of Joy community is revolted over the police killing of George Floyd and others and condemns both racism and police brutality. We demand…

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GRATITUDE, Love, Respect, Strength; City of Joy Collection Launches

Published: 28 November 2019 > Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo Credit: Atong Atem This giving season, give JOY, support the women at City of Joy. PURCHASE fabrics from the City of Joy collection For every yard of fabrics sold, Vlisco will donate €2 to the City of Joy TURN Pain to Power, DONATE to the City of Joy at…

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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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