Today the BBC news site highlighted the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege for his devotion to improving the situation of women in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He was named “African of the Year” today by a Nigerian newspaper, and awarded $20,000 which he will use to fund a center to help rape victims rejoin society.
Dr. Mukwege will be joining us for a joint GPF and Council event next month on February 18th at the Sofitel in Redwood City. In an interview format, he and playwrite/activist Eve Ensler will discuss their work to end violence against women and girls – in Eastern DRC, and around the world.
Check back soon for an update with more event details.