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New V-Moment: Voices of Grassroots Congolese Women on the Crisis in the DRC

8/10/2009

NEW V-MOMENT: Voices of Grassroots Congolese Women on the Crisis in the DRC

V-Day's latest V-Moment comes to us from eight Congolese women who are working every day to end violence against women and girls in the DRC. We are honored to have Jeanine Gabrielle Ngungu, Justine Masika Bihamb, Kongosi Onia Mussanzi, Chantal Moboni, Drocele Mugomoka, Nounou Booto Meeti, Lydia Masimango and Kenneth Enim Ampi share their words of strength and determination with us.

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For more information on V-Day's global campaign STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: Power To The Women and Girls of the Democratic Republic of Congo, please visit www.vday.org/drc.

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V-Victory in Nairobi!

V-Day is pleased to be supporting Dolphin Anti-Rape and AIDS Control Outreach, a non-profit organization that delivers life-saving sexual violence prevention education in Nairobi, Kenya.

This week, we received an exciting update from Co-Founders and Directors Winnie Anyango and Duncan Bomba Omwani Papa Omundu Umundu about a victory - one that would not have been possible without the dedication of the Dolphin team, and the support of V-Day activists worldwide.

We are very glad to update you on the new developments of the campaign. We got a very encouraging report from one of the schools in Nairobi known as Mutuini Education Centre which we visited in the year 2007 from a 15 year old girl,she was kidnapped by 3 men then thrown into a waiting car and sandwiched between 2 men in the back seat and driven to an unknown place to rape her, but on the way they stopped at a shopping centre to buy something and at that time the girl immediately remembered the skills we had taught her and then used the eye pokes against the one who was opening the door to get out and she grabbed the Adams Apple of other one who had remained in car using two fingers only and jumped out of the car screaming and sensing danger the 3 men drove away quickly leaving her safe and free from that imminent danger.

It is not easy to believe this but it actually happened and triumphed against the evil of rape.We are aware there could be very many young girls and women who have saved themselves using these skills.

Thank you once more for the continued support and collaboration.

Yours faithfully and with love always,

Winnie and Duncan

Dolphin Anti-Rape and AIDS Control Outreach

http://dolphinanti-rape.org

V-Day 2010 College and Community Campaign Launch -- Update

Registration to organize a V-Day benefit event in 2010 will open in September. The official launch date of the 2010 online application will be announced via V-Mail and on vday.org in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned!

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