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Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo February 2-7. Ambassador Verveer will speak at the opening of the City of Joy in Bukavu, South Kivu.
Established in partnership with the Panzi Foundation in Bukavu, the City of Joy is a center that will help female survivors of sexual violence to heal and provide them with opportunities to rebuild their lives through innovative programming. While in Bukavu and in Kinshasa, Ambassador Verveer will meet with Congolese Government officials, media, local and international NGOs, women leaders and human rights activists. Ambassador Verveer will be joined by a Congressional Delegation led by Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky.
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