JOY! 18th Class Begins at City of Joy in Congo - V-Day
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JOY! 18th Class Begins at City of Joy in Congo

JOY! 18th Class Begins at City of Joy in Congo

Welcome to City of Joy! The new class of young women is now arriving in Bukavu at the City of Joy.

The City of Joy is a revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. It is a place where women turn their pain into power, a place that restores women’s sense of agency over their lives as they learn real, practical life skills to feed their futures, and connects them to the global V-Day movement, one billion strong. From the return of warmth and joy into women’s lives, to a reconnection to their bodies, to the feeling of empowerment each woman feels when she masters a new skill or acquires life-changing knowledge, the City of Joy gives women a platform to transform their pasts into fuel for a revolution of the mind, body, and community.

Over 1472 women have graduated to date. A woman who comes through the City of Joy is forever changed by it. She laughs more, she leads more, she gives more.

Join us in welcoming the 18th Class!

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The team at City of Joy are using every tool to ensure safety. They are skilled in public health measures including Ebola and now Covid. Everyone has been tested prior to entry and they will also quarantine for two weeks at City of Joy with essential staff.