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RISE4JUSTICE: Christine Schuler Deschryver in Conversation with Eve Ensler

On 13 May 2014, Christine Schuler Deschryver and Eve Ensler sat down for a special RISE4JUSTICE conversation at ABC Carpet & Home in NYC.

The evening offered activists in the NYC area, and many more watching online throughout the world, the opportunity to hear about the situation facing women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and what the City of Joy and V-World Farm are doing to end the violence.

Marie-Jeanne Bachu Bahati Nyenyezi: “Empower Change in Communities”

Program Director Marie-Jeanne Bachu Bahati Nyenyezi describes her approach to empowering the women at City of Joy to become fierce leaders. “For me the great discovery is to realize that the Congolese women, despite their low familial status, if they are given good trainers who teach them to know and defend their rights, to get self confidence and learn how to make things in order to earn their lives, they can do anything.”

Christine Schuler Deschryver: “Community Water is Love”

V-Day Congo and City of Joy Director Christine Schuler Deschryver’s reflects on the simple yet profound motivation for her work here: “City of Joy is a community, a place where love lives. Everything is based on love, and I think that’s the only way you can change the world.”