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One Billion Rising South Asia Launches in Nepal!

One Billion Rising South Asia 2018 was regionally launched in Nepal at the St. Xavier’s School, Jawlakhel on 2 September. The event was attended by women and human rights groups from Nepal, feminist leaders from South Asia core group members of Sangat Feminist Network who all...


Dispatches from the Ground (Kabul): The New Old War in Afghanistan

In a new One Billion Rising series, Lara, an OBR leader in Kabul recently wrote a powerful blog post from the ground about Trump’s new war strategy in Afghanistan. She writes:

"Recently, Donald Trump announced his long-awaited "new" war strategy to resolve the nearly 16-year conflict in Afghanistan; a conflict, which is multi-layered and multi-dimensional. American-installed puppets (Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah), many other high-ranking officials in Afghanistan and Afghan civil society (funded by foreign countries) have welcomed the new..."

READ MORE here and stay tuned for more Dispatches.

New Trailer for CITY OF JOY Documentary Film Just Released!

It's here! We are thrilled to share the beautiful new trailer for CITY OF JOY with you.

VIEW the CITY OF JOY Trailer

The film continues to tour film festivals across the world. The Tallgrass Film Festival recently announced that the film will be playing and in competition for the DOX spotlight, an award for female documentarians. LEARN more >
Schedule TBD.

Upcoming Screening:

LONDON: Raindance Film Festival

Thursday, 21 September at 3:15 PM
Vue Leicester Square
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square London WC2H 7AL
PURCHASE tickets >

Tuesday, 28 September at 6:30
Vue Leicester Square
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square London WC2H 7AL
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SYDNEY: Sydney Indie Film Festival
Friday, 22 September at 9:30 AM
Woollahra Library, 451 New South Head Road, Double Bay

TAIWAN: CNEX Chinese Doc Forum
CITY OF JOY will be available in Taiwan on the festival's streaming platform throughout the course of the festival (22 September - 5 October).
VIEW here >

FOLLOW the Film Online & on Social Media

Facebook: @cityofjoyfilm
Twitter: @cityofjoyfilm
Instagram: @cityofjoyfilm

LEARN more about City of Joy, the revolutionary leadership center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the heart of the film >

Meet City of Joy's V-Protection Squad: From Pain to Power to Protection: An Update from Christine Schuler Deschryver, City of Joy and V-Day Congo Director

10 years since V-Day first embarked on its work in Eastern DRC, the City of Joy is a thriving center for women survivors of violence that has graduated over 1000 women. Envisioned by women on the ground, and staffed and run by them, the center is a place where women can heal themselves in community. The setting is beautiful - trees, flowers, birds are in abundance, and there is interaction with Mother Nature, via planting trees, feeding animals, studying agriculture, fish breeding, and animal husbandry. A place that a place that demonstrates the important relationship between humans and nature, the City of Joy is a setting for healing and also a tool for it.

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