April 21, 2014

TEM's New Video for the International Rescue Committee

Widespread rape and domestic violence have made the Democratic Republic of
Congo one of the toughest places in the world to be a woman. Yet despite these enormous obstacles, Congolese women do not define themselves as victims.

Talking Eyes Media collaborated with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and photojournalist Lynsey Addario to show how women of Congo are defying the odds by becoming powerful agents of change.

Through IRC supported women's groups, survivors of violence and other vulnerable women can access help with literacy, microcredit and lending, buying and raising animals, making soap, and starting their own small businesses.

"I am proud to be a woman in DRC now because I have rights and people listen to me now," says one women's group participant.

Watch the video below and click here to view the project's webpage (with more photos by Lynsey Addario).