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JOY! City of Joy Graduates 12th Graduating Class. Over 1000 Graduates to Date


City of Joy, the transformational leadership community for women survivors of gender violence, in the Democratic Republic of Congo just reached a historic milestone. With the graduation of the 12th class, over 1000 women leaders have graduated from City of Joy!

As of today, we have seen 1028 amazing women go through the program, all of who are giving back to their communities.

"During the graduation ceremony, the 12th class graduates explained with fierce, elegance, openness and power how the six month stay and empowerment had helped them break glass ceilings, push the frontiers of women's leadership and pave the path for other women and girls to follow in their footsteps and become future leaders...The joy that came to the graduates and participants in the ceremony was immeasurable. The day was full of demonstrations. It was full of surprise. It was special and remains unique in the life of each graduate who was proud to celebrate herself and her femininity as a Vagina Warrior." - V-Day Congo Director/Director of City of Joy Christine Schuler Deschryver

READ Christine's full update >

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CITY OF JOY Documentary Film Concludes 2017 Festival Tour and Readies for Screenings in 2018

What a year for CITY OF JOY the film, which has enjoyed an incredible festival run, playing to sold-out audiences and winning numerous awards. As we head into 2018, the film is already scheduled to screen at a number of exciting festivals:

7pm, Thursday 15 March 2018
John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre,
Oxford Brookes University

Beaufort International Film Festival
10:30am, Thursday 22 February 2018
University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts
805 Carteret St
Beaufort, SC 29902

Learn More about CITY OF JOY and See the Trailer here: