I want to celebrate amazing women until the end of the year
yes we all are
here is one
CHRISTINE SCHULER-DESCHRYVER, HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST: Schuler-Deschryver runs City of Joy, a centre for survivors of gender violence in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The centre has become a haven for survivors in a country known as the 'rape capital of the world'. Schuler-Deschryver tells the story of Jeanne, a 24-year-old from the rural interior of Africa’s second largest country, who arrived after receiving terrible injuries from repeated gang rapes. 'She has changed her name to Jane,' says Schuler-Deschryver, a Belgian/Congolese woman who set up the centre with activist and playwright Eve Ensler. 'She tells me Jeanne was the woman in pain who she left behind in the hospital; now she’s a new person, healed and reinvented, so we should call her Jane. It is as if she has been reborn.'