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Christine Schuler Deschryver

Director of V-Day Congo, City of Joy


Christine Schuler Deschryver is Director of V-Day Congo and City of Joy.  City of Joy is a revolutionary community for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, created with support from V-Day and Fondaction Panzi, where pain is turned to leadership and power. In 1998, after the rape and murder of her best friend and the death of an infant in her arms, Christine devoted her life to alerting the world to the femicide and rape against women in DRC. She was named one of The Guardian’s Women of the Year for 2011.