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'Turning Pain to Power' North American Speaking Tour


Tickets On Sale for V-Day's 'TURNING PAIN TO POWER' Tour, featuring Dr. Denis Mukwege and Eve

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Dr. Mukwege Named "African of the Year"

Tickets are on sale for select locations for V-Day's five-city North American speaking tour featuring Dr. Denis Mukwege in conversation with Eve Ensler.

CLICK HERE for venues, dates, tickets, and more information on V-Day's Congo campaign!

The February 2009 tour will make stops in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. and raise urgent new awareness of the DRC crisis.

Events will feature Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of the DRC's PANZI Hospital in Bukavu, and playwright/V-Day founder Eve Ensler. Awarded the UN Human Rights Prize in December 2008 for his humanitarian work, and winner of the "African of the Year Award,"

Mukwege joins Eve in exposing femicide and the sexual torture of women in the DRC, and relaying the stories of women survivors on the ground who are coming together and breaking the silence.

The tour is in support of V-Day's joint campaign with UNICEF- STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: POWER TO WOMEN AND GIRLS OF THE DRC - which is exposing the devastating impact of rape on Congolese women's health, their families and their communities; calling for specific measures to end impunity for perpetrators; economically and socially empowering women and girls to lead in the prevention of sexual violence and in the rebuilding of a country devastated by conflict; building and opening the City of Joy in conjunction with Panzi Hospital and Dr. Mukwege, a center where survivors will be provided with support to heal and training to further develop their leadership and life skills.

Special Offer for NYC tickets! Receive 50% off the ticket price when you use the discount code SM50 when ordering tickets for the tour's first stop in New York City, February 11 at the 92 Street Y.


Join Eve in Washington D.C. THIS WEEKEND for a Rally in Support of Peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, January 17th

Congo Global Action, Friends of the Congo, African Faith & Justice Network and the Congolese Community of United States of America, in Collaboration with V-Day and The Greatest Silence, invite you to join us, this Saturday, January 17th for an afternoon of events to remind President-Elect Barack Obama that Peace in Congo should be a priority.

Rally in Support of Peace in DRC
1 - 4 PM EST
Lafayette Park (In Front of the White House)
Between 16th & H Street, NW

Honored Speaker: Eve Ensler

Congo Forum: What is the Future of Congo?
In honor of Patrice Emery Lumumba
6-9 PM EST:
Trinity University
125 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington D.C. 20017

Honored Speaker: Guy Patrice Lumumba (the youngest son of Lumumba)

For more info, please contact:

Read Open Letter to President-Elect Barack Obama on Huffington Post Written by Women's Rights Leaders Including V-Day

On December 5, a few days before the 60th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a group of global and domestic women's organizations gathered in New York to frame a shared agenda for advancing global women's rights. Determined to use their collective strength and expertise to work together to advance a global agenda for women's freedom, safety and agency, they crafted an open letter to President-Elect Obama and committed to working together to see their vision come true in this century.


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