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VIEW City of Joy Graduation Photos by Paula Allen


On January 28, V-Day and the Fondation Panzi (DRC) celebrated the first graduating class of City of Joy in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). City of Joy, a revolutionary community for women survivors of gender violence, opened its doors to the pilot class of 42 women this summer. Long time V-Day activists and renowned photojournalist Paula Allen joined V-Day staff and supporters to witness and celebrate the graduation ceremony of this first incredible class. Today we are pleased to share with you Paula's gallery of images from the event, which brilliantly capture the joy and excitement around the festivities.

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READ Eve's letter to activists about the miracles that were witnessed at the graduation >

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