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AN APPEAL FROM ME ASKING YOU TO HELP PROMOTE STABILITY, GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN CONFLICT ZONES

Posted on February 10, 2019, in My Blog, with 9 Comments

In 2017, we lost 34 year-old Michael J. Sharp, a calm and determined advocate for human rights, especially those of vulnerable populations. MJ, as his friends called him, died in Congo which, for years, has been engulfed in political unrest. Military and militia groups there routinely committed atrocities and singled out women and children for gross human rights abuses. …

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A V-DAY WEEKEND: WHEN WOMEN HAVE YOUR BACK

Posted on June 30, 2012, in My Blog, with 12 Comments

I flew up to Berkeley Saturday knowing it would be an intense, inspiring, emotional weekend and I wasn’t disappointed. Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues” (among many other pieces) and life-long activist, has gathered a board of directors that is off the charts in generosity, fierceness and fun.

Tony Montenieri (Director of Operations), Susan Swan (CEO of V-Day, …

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Eve Ensler’s List of What To Do For the Congo

Posted on January 11, 2010, in My Activism, My Blog, with 13 Comments

From the Huffington Post:
Ten Radical Acts for Congo in the New Year
by Eve Ensler

Having just been in the Congo for the last month, it is evident that the more than 12-year economic war in the Democratic Republic of Congo rages on. Almost 6 million dead. Almost 500 thousand raped. Here is what I propose:

1. Please stop

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The Huffington Post: The Four Months Since Hillary

Posted on January 3, 2010, in My Blog, with 20 Comments

By Eve Ensler

I have been in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo for the month of December. Christmas at Panzi Hospital was overflowing with raped and tortured women. Many young girls, several under 14, carrying babies. Every day at least 13 new women arrive seeking care to repair the damage done to their bodies from the rapes and sexual torture. …

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