Work of prominent human rights defender to be explored

A documentary about the work of the inspirational Dr Denis Mukwege, who provided medical care to tens of thousands of women raped during the 20 years of conflict in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo will be shown at our University Wednesday 4 May.

The screening of The Man Who Mends Women, which is free to attend and open to the public, will be followed by a meeting with Belgian journalist Colette Braeckman, who wrote ‘Sexual violence in Congo: the battle of Mukwege’ and realised the film in collaboration with Thierry Michel.

The Man Who Mends Women focuses on the story of Dr Denis Mukwege and his work at the Panzi Hospital in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who provides medical care to ten thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo and who works to restore their lives and to address the root causes of violence in DRC.

The free public screening of The Man Who Mends Women will be aired at 4:00PM on Wednesday 4 May in Attenborough Lecture Theatre 1 followed by a talk with Colette Braeckman at 6:00PM.

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