City of Joy Bukavu, DRC

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Conceived, created and developed by the women on the ground, the City of Joy in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo supports women survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide them with opportunities to develop their leadership through innovative programming. Through its groundbreaking model, the City of Joy provides up to 180 women a year with an opportunity to benefit from: group therapy; storytelling; dance; theater; self-defense; comprehensive sexuality education (covering HIV/AIDS, family planning); ecology and horticulture; and economic empowerment. The City of Joy provides women a place to heal emotionally as they rebuild their lives, turn their pain to power, and return back into their communities to lead.

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  1. Posted by Inveneo on March 22, 2012 in the categories: Healthcare, News, Projects
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