Turning Pain to Power in the Congo

Opened Feb 11, 2009
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This event features Dr. Denis Mukwege in conversation with Eve Ensler. Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and director of Panzi General Reform Hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he performs life-saving fistula surgeries for women who have been brutally raped and mutilated in the Congolese war. Together with V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women now celebrating its 10th year, and UNICEF, he is working to build the City of Joy, a safe community for survivors of sexual violence healed at Panzi. Eve Ensler is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 45 languages and performed in over120 countries. She is the also the founder/artistic director of V-Day. Ensler interviews Mukwege about how to stop the ongoing violence against women, and discusses what life is like for women in the Congo.

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