Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu
Join the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Maison de la paix Gender and Diversity Hub for a screening and discussion during Geneva Peace Week
Abby and Kyalu were abducted by a rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2008. Abby was forced to do hard labor for the rebels. Kyalu, his wife, was raped, and had a child as a result. Once Abby was able to escape from the rebel group, he expelled Kyalu from their home.
The film tells their journey of recovery as part of an initiative called Living Peace, currently led by Living Peace Institute, a member of the Promundo Global Consortium. This is the story they wanted to tell.
Following the film, join us for a discussion with Mr. Benoît Ruratotoye, Director of Research and Training at the Living Peace Institute (LPI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He’ll share his insights about the film and the methodology used by LPI to deal with the impact of conflict on men and masculinities, and gender equality.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Palais des Nations
Kazakh Room (Cinema XIV)
Simultaneous translation available in French and English
Refreshments will be served after the discussion