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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…

CITY OF JOY GRADUATES 1472 WOMEN TO DATE

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 not only been transformed by the ingredients of therapy and leadership but have also gained missionary…

City of Joy Statement Against Racism

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…

Your Solidarity & Support Make This Movement Possible

Dearest Activists, Friends & Supporters, 2019 was a powerful year in our movement that saw grassroots activists pushing boundaries and engaging in dialogue through an intersectional lens, with art and activism always at the forefront. V-Day, One Billion Rising, and…

JOY! City of Joy Celebrates 16th graduating class!

We did it again!!! End of the 16th graduation, 1343 graduated!!!! THANK YOU EVE ENSLER, THANK YOU V-DAY, supporters and all the ones who always believed in us. Thank you Dr Mukwege for honoring us today. His speech moved us…

Turn Pain to Power; Give JOY this Holiday Season

As we near the end of the year, our hearts are full with the abundance of love that fuels our movement, led by survivors, youth, artists & activists in countries everywhere. Together, we are united in our fight to end…

Update from City of Joy from Christine

Dear activists, V-friends, and donors, It has been 8 years since City of Joy opened its doors to the first group of survivors of gender-based violence. It has been 8 years since miracles started being made at the center of…

An Update from the City of Joy

We are incredibly moved by the outpouring of love and support we are feeling since the screening at the Grand Lake. City of Joy’s 15th class graduated on June 21st. “Graduation 15th session…we did it again…perfection, new leaders, future of the DRC, deepest…