5 speakers 15 minutes each
Eve Ensler is an inspiring author, performer, feminist and playwright whose works for the stage include The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, and The Good Body. She is also the author of Insecure at Last, a political memoir. Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. In the last decade, V-Day has raised more than $70 million for grassroots groups that work to end violence against women and girls around the world. In this film she describes the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where rape has been used a weapon of war against thousands of women during the long, brutal and ongoing civil war. The City of Joy is a centre for women to come together and talk and share their experiences. It has become a place for dancing, singing and finding joy out of despair. Ensler describes how Africa is the heart of the world and women the heart of Africa and how important it is for the terrible suffering of women and girls in the DRC not to be ignored.