Rebuilding Lives in the City of Joy

The City of Joy, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is a “transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence.” This community based program helps women who have been victims of rape and torture due to war in the surrounding areas; the program aims to help them rebuild their lives in order for them to become leaders of their communities. A Netflix documentary by the same name, City of Joy, set to premiere on September 7th, portrays the stories of the many women that make up the City of Joy.

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