City of Joy Opening Ceremony

On February 4th, V-Day held the opening ceremony for the City of Joy, a revolutionary new community for women survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. City of Joy will provide up to 180 Congolese women a year with an opportunity to benefit from group therapy; self-defense training; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); economic empowerment; storytelling; dance; theater; ecology and horticulture. Created from their vision, Congolese women will run, operate and direct City of Joy themselves.

The City of Joy is slated to open to the first group women May 1, upon completion of the finishing details on the buildings.

It is through the time, energy, and commitment to ending violence against women and girls of people like you all over the world that has lead us to this momentous occasion, and so we share this great Vagina Victory with you!


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