Blog: Dispatches from Bukavu and Beyond

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…

Congratulations to the 15th class at City of Joy

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…

Celebrating V-Man Duncan Bomba Omwani Papa Omundu Umundu

Photo: Paula Allen for V-Day We’ve just received the sad news that Duncan Bomba Omwani Papa Omundu Umundu passed away on 25 January. All of us at V-Day, One Billion Rising, and City of Joy mourn the loss of our dear friend…

14th CLASS GRADUATES FROM THE CITY OF JOY

On Thursday, 19 December, City of Joy graduated 87 women of the 14th class. These women join 1117 others to make a network of 1204 graduates of City of Joy in the Congo. In a moment of pride, the day…

Global Activism, Until The Violence Stops

Dearest Activists, Friends & Supporters, It’s been an unbelievable year. Our 20th year was marked by fierce activism, which turned pain into power and brought our movement even further along in the fight to end gender-based violence. Each day, we were…