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‘City of Joy’ opens its doors, empowers survivors

Singing, drumming and dancing with shovels marked the celebrated opening of the City of Joy, a new center for women survivors of gender violence, in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Created from a vision designed by Congolese women, City of Joy is supported by V-Day and the Fondation Panzi of the DRC, along with […]

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Latest from the Voice Project lightens a snowy day

Buried under more than a foot of snow here in midcoast Maine, I found a perfect soundtrack for the day in the latest episode from the Voice Project. Snow was just beginning to fall in Walton, N.Y., as JBM recorded this wrap-you-in-a-fuzzy-blanket cover of “Carolina” by M. Ward. If you enjoy the episode, do pass it […]

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Clooney, Prendergast talk Sudan on ‘This Week’

Actor/advocate George Clooney, along with Enough Project co-founder John Prendergast, discuss the launch of a new satellite project aimed at protecting the people of Sudan, during ABC’s “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” Sunday at 9 a.m. ET. Clooney and Prendergast are spreading the word about the Satellite Sentinel Project, which “combines satellite imagery analysis and […]

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Sierra Leone youth have a voice on WeOwnTV

With Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars performing tonight at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, we shine a light on WeOwnTV. The organization was co-founded in 2009 by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars musician Alhaji “Black Nature” Kamara and filmmakers Banker White and Zach Niles. The roots began when the three met in 2002 during the making of […]

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More aid sought as Pakistan flood crisis intensifies

Today, Democracy Now featured a report from United Nations Humanitarian Chief John Holmes, along with Pakistani analyst Mosharraf Zaidi, on the massive devastation unfolding in Pakistan. Perhaps the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history, the flooding has caused destruction and suffering for as many as 20 million people, as one-fifth of the country is affected, according […]

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