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Get Your Tickets for the Premiere of CITY OF JOY at the DOC NYC Film Festival


Don't miss your chance to join Director of the City of Joy & V-Day Congo Christine Schuler Deschryver, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege, Playwright & V-Day Founder Eve Ensler, and City of Joy graduate and now social worker Jane Mukunilwa for the world premiere of CITY OF JOY. The evening is hosted by: Carole Black, Jennifer Buffett, Glenn Close*, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Rosario Dawson*, Katherine McFate, Pat Mitchell, Thandie Newton*, Kevin Powell, Amy Rao, Lisa Schejola Akin, Regina K. Scully, Susan Celia Swan, and Emma Watson*.

CITY OF JOY tells the story of the first class of girls at a remarkable center in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo called the City of Joy. It tells of the visionaries who imagined a revolutionary place where women who have suffered horrific rape and abuse learn to lead amidst a war driven by greed, economics and colonialism.

CITY OF JOY World Premiere at DOC NYC Film Festival:
Friday, November 11, 2016
7:00 PM
Doors open 6:30 PM
SVA Theatre, 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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One Billion Rising 2017 Launch Events Around the World

2017-Nepali-SA-Launch-Blog-2.jpgGlobally, activists and organizers are beginning to RISE in Solidarity Against the Exploitation of Women in their communities.

In the Philippines they are Rising for A Just and Lasting Peace, in India the launch called for an end to all forms of exploitation and injustice and to work for the power of love, and in Croatia this year they are rising for the women who were killed by violent husbands or partners, for the hundreds of thousands of women who have lost their jobs or economic resources or have experienced some form of institutional violence, for the women who are denied their reproductive and sexual rights, for victims of wartime sexual violence who are further stigmatized, for minority women and women with disabilities, and for members of the LGBT community. In Mexico, the Rising will focus on ending the trafficking of women, and in Togo they are Rising in solidarity to rise and stop gender based violence.

READ more about the launches in the News & Blog section >

Activists are also sharing their personal stories of solidarity in the Rising Solidarity blog series featuring voices from Belgrade, Mexico, Iraq, Swaziland and more.

READ the Rising Solidarity blogs >

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