Friday, December 16, 2011

amazing women

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.' Women of the year 2011: City of Joy founder, Christine Schuler-Deschryver

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