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Eve Ensler is a total rock star.See? She’s best known for writing and starring in the groundbreaking play The Vagina Monologues—heck, even your grandparents have probably heard of it. Not being one to rest on her laurels, she founded a nonprofit, V-Day, that combats the epidemic (and yes, folks, it is an epidemic) of sexual and domestic violence happening all around the world. V-Day activists have opened hospitals for abuse survivors in the Democratic ... Read More
 "One person alone cannot push an elephant." Tune in to PBS tonight at 10 pm for the broadcast premiere of "Pushing the Elephant," a powerful new documentary about Rose Mapendo, a Congolese Tutsi, a mother of ten, a victim of genocidal violence and an activist for peace and reconciliation.   Ten years ago, Rose Mapendo, her husband, and her children were arrested by the Congolese government and held in a death camp, as the ethnic conflict that ravaged ... Read More
Since 1996, both women and girls have been the target of humiliation and torture within the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and today marks the celebratory opening of a new opportunity and outlet for these victims in Bukavu, DRC. City of Joy, created by V-Day, The Fondation Panzi, and UNICEF, will be an opportunity for Congo to belong to the Congolese again, and will be operated and directed by Congolese women.  City of Joy is apart of an ongoing V-Day ... Read More