For Immediate Release
John Prendergast and Stephen Lewis to Speak on Capitol Hill at Congo/Women Photography Exhibit Reception on March 5
Congo/Women, Portraits of War: The Democratic Republic of the Congo is an international photography exhibition and educational campaign to raise awareness of the widespread sexual violence facing women and girls in the Congo. The exhibition features powerful life-size photographs that convey the strength and courage of Congolese women, with accompanying essays that describe the impact of the crisis from a range of perspectives. An advocacy partnership with the RAISE Hope for Congo campaign of the Enough Project at the Center for American Progress provides tools to demand action and involvement from activists all over the globe.
John Prendergast, Co-chair of the Enough Project, Africa policy expert & activist
Stephen Lewis, Former Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa at the United Nations
Dr. Roger Luhiriri, Physician at Panzi Hospital, Democratic Republic of Congo
Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, Human Rights Lawyer and Former Program Coordinator, Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation, Democratic Republic of Congo
Rep. Donald Payne
Rep. Beverly McCollum
Rep. Carolyn Maloney
Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Date and Time: Thursday, March 5, 200, 5-7pm
Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rayburn Foyer, Washington, DC
Admission is free and open to the public.
For more information or to join the campaign, visit www.raisehopeforcongo.org.
Congo/Women is sponsored by the UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Humanity United, Art Works Projects, and the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media.
Enough is a project of the Center for American Progress to end genocide and crimes against humanity. Founded in 2007, Enough focuses on crises in Sudan, Chad, eastern Congo, northern Uganda, Somalia, and Zimbabwe. Enough’s strategy papers and briefings provide sharp field analysis and targeted policy recommendations based on a “3P” crisis response strategy: promoting durable peace, providing civilian protection, and punishing perpetrators of atrocities. Enough works with concerned citizens, advocates, and policy makers to prevent, mitigate, and resolve these crises. To learn more about Enough and what you can do to help, go to www.enoughproject.org.
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