In early November:
Women for Women International received a call from
CBS’s 60 Minutes notifying them that they would like to
do a piece on the epidemic and effect of rape on women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They specifically wanted to visit the Program Office and speak to the some of the participants for first hand accounts of what they had seen and endured as women living in the DRC.
Saturday, November 10th:
Upon landing at Kavumu airport in Bukavu from Goma; the 60 Minutes Crew came directly to the Women for Women Program office to start filming. They shot inside the ceramic studio where participants were actively making tiles, as well as participants in rights awareness groups, literacy, cooking class, sponsorship payment, letter writing, etc.
They interviewed several participants in the program and heard them read letters from their sponsors. They talked with Judithe Registre with Women for Women International, about what life is like for the women in the program, and what Women for Women International is doing to help.
After appearing on 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper, we received an overwhelming response and were so very appreciative or our sponsors. While there is so much to be done, it touches our heart that so many want to help.
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