This event, organised by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and the Maison de la paix Gender and Diversity Hub, is a screening and discussion during Geneva Peace Week.
"Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu" is a short film produced by Promundo-US and the Living Peace Institute (LPI).
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 labour 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 focus of this event will be for the film to tell the 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.
- Screening of "Living Peace: The Story of Abby and Kyalu"
- Discussion with Mr. Benoît Ruratotoye
- will share his insights about the film and the methodology used by Living Peace Institute (LPI) to deal with the impact of conflict on men and masculinities, and gender equality.
Mr. Benoit Ruratotoye - Director of Research and Training at the Living Peace Institute (LPI)
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)
Maison de la Paix - Gender and Diversity Hub
Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining - simultaneous translations (FR/EN) for the event