Monthly Archives: March 2011

Poems and a Play: International Women’s Day in Congo 2011

In honor of International Women’s Day, the women and girls of ABFEK / Action Kivu wrote and performed these poems and a play for all to hear: RAPE  Rape!  Where did you come from?  Who gave you a name?   Who brought you to my home country? Those who use you have taken my sister like

International Women’s Day

In a country that has been deemed one of the worst places to be a woman, girls, women and men walked together, proudly bearing banners and marching to the beat of drums to celebrate International Women’s Day.   “Over 2000 women joined forces in Mumosho. It was wonderful,” wrote Amani, Action Kivu’s/ABFEK’s leader, who has