In the Congo, there are not victims. There are survivors. In her talk, "Daring to Make a Difference for DR Congo", Dr. Lee Ann De Reus conveys the resilience and hope of Congolese women and girls while illuminating the complexities of sexualized violence and issues an inspiring call for all to serve as witness, messenger and advocate.
Lee Ann De Reus is an Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies and Women Studies at Pennsylvania State University-Altoona and the co-founder of Panzi Foundation USA. As a scholar activist, she travels regularly to Panzi Hospital in eastern DR Congo to conduct research, develop programs for rape survivors, and inform her advocacy work in the U.S. She is the co-founder/director of several non-profits and groups including Panzi Hospital Foundation USA (www.panzifoundation.org
) in support of Panzi Hospital, Beza.