Congo/Women in DC

Washington, DC looks at the plight of women in the Democratic Republic of Congo this week, in the form of a hearing tomorrow that will be held by women’s rights advocate Senator Barbara Boxer.  The panels feature State Department reps, playwright and V-Day founder Eve Ensler, and Enough’s John Prendergast, among others, and is aimed at addressing the staggering problems of rape and sexual violence in both DRC and Sudan.

Washingtonians can also literally see the situation faced by Congolese women in a photo exhibit on display this week called Congo/Women, featuring these stunning images of life and women in Congo.  Be sure to check it out if you’re in the District.