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Catherine Corpeny is a screenwriter who has worked on behalf of human rights, specifically women’s rights, for the last four years. She returned from Washington DC last June where she lobbied members of Congress to co-sign the LRA Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act. She is currently working on a PSA on how small consistent acts of advocacy can create a movement that can change the lives of girls and women in the DRC.
After watching the documentary “The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo” by Lisa F. Jackson, advocating for the protection and empowerment of Congolese girls and women has been at the forefront of Catherine’s advocacy work.
She traveled to the Congo in November to establish relationships with Congolese women leaders, members of grassroots NGOs, human rights advocates, and rape survivors, to evaluate their needs and to seek ways to help facilitate the amazing work already happening on the ground.
Working together with the women of the Congo she hopes to form the bond of a shared future of peace and dignity.