Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo"

with Guest Speaker, Filmmaker Lisa F. Jackson

Ms. Jackson will introduce her film

and lead a discussion following the screening.

Tuesday 31 March 2009

7 PM

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center
for International and Area Studies at Yale

Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, Connecticut

Admission is free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Yale Council on African Studies,
Women's Center of the Yale Divinity School and
the New Haven Alliance for Congo

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009


Start: Mar 6 2009 - 5:00pm
End: Apr 5 2009 - 5:59pm

Youth Onstage! is proud to bring to the stage Aimé Césaire's epic drama A Season In the Congo as part of the 2008-2009 "Castillo Performs the World" theatre season. A Season In the Congo poetically chronicles the independence movement in the Congo and is one of the few plays written by the late Aimé Césaire, one of the great surrealist poets of the 20th Century.

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm

TDF accepted; group rates available.

For tickets and information call the Castillo Box Office


Order tickets online at


Mar 16 2009 - 3:00pm

Congo/Women is an international photography exhibition and educational campaign that raises awareness of the widespread sexual violence facing women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The exhibition features powerful life-size photographs that convey the strength and courage of Congolese women. Accompanying essays contextualize the impact of the crisis from a range of perspectives. An advocacy partnership with the Enough Project's Raise Hope for Congo campaign provides tools to demand action and involvement from the global citizenry.

March 16, 2009
James Cohan Gallery
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY

For information: 312.369.8829

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Christine Schuler Deschryver Named One of Women's eNews' 21 Leaders for the 21st Century

Vagina Warrior and V-Day's newest member of the team, Christine Schuler Deschryver has been named one of Women's eNews' 21 Leaders for the 21st Century, an awe-inspiring, reader-nominated list of activists and leaders from all over the world who are making news by changing women's lives.

In 2007, Christine joined the V-Day and UNICEF global campaign STOP RAPING OUR GREATEST RESOURCE: POWER TO THE WOMEN AND GIRLS OF THE DRC. In January of 2009, Christine became a full time staff member and will lead V-Day's efforts on the ground in the Congo as Director of V-Day Congo and City of Joy.

Video of Christine talking about her experiences in Congo:


Year : 2007 / Duration : 52 min / Production : Tac Presse / Director : Patrick Forestier / Version available : English
The West’s demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold. ‘Blood Coltan’ exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN."

RAISE Hope for Congo P.S.A. featuring Ken Baumann, Maria Bello, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Melissa FItzgerald, Emile Hirsch, Jimmy Jean-Louis, and Joel Madden. Join the movement at www.raisehopeforcongo....