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Christine Schuler Deschryver Honored at Women's eNews 21 Leaders For The 21st Century Gala

Our V-Day Congo Representative & Director of City of Joy, Christine Schuler Deschryver, will be honored at the Women's eNews 21 Leaders For The 21st Century Gala Dinner on Thursday May 7, in New York City.

Women's eNews' 21 Leaders for the 21st Century is an awe-inspiring, reader-nominated list of activists and leaders from all over the world who are making news by changing women's lives.

Christine was given this honor for her passionate and committed work to end violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). V-Day is privileged to have Christine on our staff and to be working with her to turn pain to power in the DRC.

Thandie Newton To Read A Teenage Girl's Guide To Surviving Sex Slavery at Congo Event in London

On Thursday May 7, actor Thandie Newton will be performing Eve's newest monologue A Teenage Girl's Guide To Surviving Sex Slavery, at an event hosted by politician and broadcaster Oona King at the Southbank Centre. The event is part of Congo Now! a weeklong campaign of events and publicity celebrating the Congo and highlighting the unacceptable conflict there.

The evening will feature Congolese talent and British artists inspired by the country - writers, poets, musicians and visual artists. There will be Congolese dance and music in The Front Room space as part of the event and a photo exhibit by the acclaimed photojournalist Susan Schulman.

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Eve Honored By YWCA and Addresses Canadian Parliament

On April 28th, Eve Ensler and Stephen Lewis, former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, were invited to speak to Parliamentarians and Senators of the Canadian Government for "Until The Violence Stops: How Canada Can Help End The Use Of Sexual Violence As A Weapon In War."

The program was organized by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity, a group of Parliamentarians from all parties in the House of Commons and the Senate who have a common interest in the prevention of genocide and crimes against humanity.

This groundbreaking program offered Eve and Mr. Lewis the opportunity to speak directly with over a dozen policy makers about the need for Canada to contribute to ending the use of sexual violence against women in war in general, and in the DRC in particular.

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Eve then traveled to Washington D.C for the YWCA USA 150th anniversary gala awards dinner on May 1st.

Eve Ensler, Lilly Ledbetter, Patti Austin and Dorothy I. Height, were all honored and recognized for their leadership in service to women and girls and awarded the YWCA Fearless Leader Award.

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Open Window, Raises Awareness About Violence Against Women

OPEN WINDOW, an independent feature starring Robin Tunney, Joel Edgerton, Cybill Shepherd and Elliot Gould, is a poignant love story about a newly engaged couple who find their cozy world shattered by a random act of violence. The film is an intimate, honest portrayal of the repercussions and the recovery process of a rape survivor and her loved ones.

The writing/directing debut of accomplished motion picture editor Mia Goldman ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding," "The Big Easy"), the film is based on a traumatic experience that happened to her over ten years ago while editing on location. Her goal in making OPEN WINDOW is to communicate to other survivors of violence that hope exists and that it is never too late to start the recovery process.

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