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    Weʼve raised £305 to Support the City of Joy!!!!

    Funded on Sunday, 9th December 2018

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    "The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first opened its doors in June 2011, healing women from their past trauma through therapy and life skills programming while providing them with the essential ingredients needed to move forward in life – love and community.

    Serving 90 survivors of gender violence aged 18 to 30 at a time, City of Joy has graduated over 1100 women leaders since it opened in 2011.

    The City of Joy’s revolutionary Vagina Warrior Program aims to provide a safe and empowering community for survivors of gender violence who have demonstrated leadership qualities. The focus is on healing trauma, building self-esteem and skills, and training women leaders. Activities include:

    - Leadership training on rights awareness, judiciary and community activism

    - Specialized psychosocial care to survivors

    - Literacy and English

    - Comprehensive sexuality education

    - Computer literacy skills (made possible by a tech center provided by Google)

    - On-site farming and agro-pastoral training (livestock, crops, composting, etc)

    - Knitting, sewing, and beading

    - Media and communications training

    - Self-defense

    - Massage

    - Physical Education

    - Culinary Arts

    - Soap making

    - Theater

    - Dance

    - Mindfulness"

    “When women first come they cannot see you, they can’t talk to you, they are ashamed, they are fearful, but after six months at City of Joy they can stand, talk without fear, without shame, and they have confidence in themselves.”

    Francine Bintu

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      24

      • Tim Slade

        Tim Slade

        Nov 19, 2018

        Good luck Aimee with your fund raising

        £20.00

      • Benjamin Locke

        Benjamin Locke

        Nov 13, 2018

        £10.00

      • Fiona Hirst

        Fiona Hirst

        Nov 12, 2018

        Aimee such a powerful poem, we can't imagine the pain of these women go through. Well done and good luck.

        £20.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Nov 11, 2018

      • Liv Pickersgill

        Liv Pickersgill

        Nov 10, 2018

        You go girl!! You are amazing ❤️

        £20.00

      • Izzy

        Izzy

        Nov 10, 2018

        You’re great and this is a great cause x

      • Michaela Green

        Michaela Green

        Nov 10, 2018

        Oops forgot to donate! But super proud of you always!

        £5.00

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