Our partner 10×10 will release their feature-length documentary, “Girl Rising,” to theaters in 2013. This captivating story about the power of education to change the world will feature a story from CARE.
Congo Update: City of Joy and the Stop Raping Our Greatest Resource Campaign
Construction at the City of Joy: Construction work on the City of Joy continues in Bukavu, with each day bringing progress. Almost all of the ten houses, the administration building, dining room, and class rooms now have a roof and the construction crew have begun laying the floors, putting in the ceilings, as well as the installation for electricity and water. The security wall around City of Joy is almost finished. V-Day’s Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver has begun working with local carpenters to start the building of furniture – all of the beds, chairs, etc. will be made by local craftsmen. All of this has taken place amidst an incredibly heavy rainy season and a series of delays with the construction crew and material shortages due to the regional conflict taking place in Eastern Congo. Our Congo team has been ‘moving mountains’ each and every day to actualize our dream, and the City of Joy will soon be a reality!
Empower Women and Move the World Forward
Sponsored by: Centre for Development and Population Activities
Investing in women and girls is an investment in a nation’s future.
Diana is a case in point. She teaches basic skills, self-esteem and leadership to disadvantaged girls in southern Nigeria. Watch the video and see how, by providing an education to these girls, Diana expands their opportunities to live healthy, productive lives.
These girls now have the tools to create lasting change, starting with their families and then transforming entire communities and beyond. When [Centre for Development and Population Activities] gives women training and support, [they] give them the power to cause change around the world.