TWE Podcasts: Encore Show June 2,3

Missed our Latest Show? Listen to our On-Demand Podcasts on 1480KPHX.com featuring Host, Stacey Gualandi, as she chats with: (just click the below)

Click to Listen to TWE RadioAmy Ernst, social worker in the Congo and contributor to “The Women’s Eye”

Amy Ernst, social worker in the Congo for TWE Radio Podcast

Click to Listen to TWE RadioTalia Leman, founder of RandomKid, an organization that helps kids solve real problems across the globe

Talia Leman, founder of RandomKids

 

 

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TWE Radio: June 2,3 2012

Tune into The Women’s Eye Radio for an Encore Show on 1480KPHX
Saturday 12noon – 1pm PST
Sunday 2-3pm PST
as Host Stacey Gualandi interviews:

Amy Ernst, social worker helping victims of violence in the Congo and a contributor to The Women’s Eye

Talia Leman, founder of RandomKid, an organization that helps  kids to help others and creates global problem solvers

Amy Ernst, social worker in the Congo

Amy Ernst

Talia Leman speaking at TEDxYSE Conference for TWE Radio

Talia Leman

 

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TWE Radio Podcasts: May 6,7

Missed our Latest Show? Listen to our On-Demand Podcasts on 1480KPHX.com featuring Host, Stacey Gualandi, as she chats with: (just click the below)

Click to Listen to TWE RadioAmy Ernst, social worker in the Congo and contributor to “The Women’s Eye”

Amy Ernst, social worker in the Congo for TWE Radio Podcast

Click to Listen to TWE RadioTalia Leman, founder of RandomKid, an organization that helps kids solve real problems across the globe

Talia Leman, founder of RandomKid for TWE Radio Podcast

 

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Amy Ernst, Social Worker in the Congo

Amy Ernst, social worker in the Congo for TWE Radio PodcastClick Me to hear the interviewClick to Listen!

 

 

Amy Ernst, social worker in the Congo and contributor to The Women’s Eye

 

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Top 10: Adoption in Congo, Machine Guns and a Sweet Baby Girl

Congo Adoption

Adoption in Congo, Machine Guns and a Sweet Baby Girl: Rhona Murphy–dailybeast.com–1/3/11

Maman Marie Nzoli, A Congolese Unsung Hero

Maman

By Amy Ernst, Contributing Writer and Photographer/Congo

Amy’s Blog

I arrived in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo in April, 2010 from Chicago. I was introduced to Maman Marie Nzoli through a local Catholic priest who knew of my desire to help survivors of sexual violence. I work alongside COPERMA, the NGO that Maman founded in 1983, raising funds, doing identification of new survivors of rape, and helping arrange medical and psychosocial support for all victims of the war.

“I want so badly for the violence against women to stop.” Maman Marie

The work I do is miniscule compared to that of Maman Marie and the loyal COPERMA team. She has established 12 centers that have assisted thousands of men, women, and children over the years around Butembo.

Maman handing out food

Maman handing out food

Even though they often aren’t paid, Maman Marie and her team work tirelessly, never turning down anyone with need nor hesitating to go into a dangerous situation. They’ve subsisted mostly on selling potatoes cultivated by beneficiaries of COPERMA.

She’s an unsung hero and an endless inspiration to me. Here is what she told me recently in her small concrete office in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo… [Read more...]

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Amy Ernst Blogs On The Brutal Rape And Raw Strength Of Congo Women

Amy ErnstAmy Ernst trained and volunteered as a rape crisis counselor in Chicago before deciding that she would move to the Democratic Republic of Congo to see how she could help victims of sexual violence.

She’s currently working in North Kivu with COPERMA, a local organization that has started ten centers for rape victims, demobilized child-soldiers, and displaced children and families.

I learned about Amy when I read her guest blog in Nicholas D. Kristof’s column in the New York Times. She described there the horrendous sexual violence against women and children in the Congo. Her raw determination to help the people affected by war was apparent.

I wanted to find out what persuaded her to relocate to this unsettling chaos. What did she hope to accomplish in a place that’s been called “the rape capital of the world?”

“I have never in my entire life understood the strength of humanity as much, and more specifically, the strength of women, as I do here…”

The photos on this post are the property of Amy Ernst. You can see many of her pictures on her blog.

This week I had the opportunity to ask Amy about her challenging work and tireless dedication to these people… [Read more...]

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Lisa Shannon Travels To Africa To Help Congo Women

Lisa ShannonLisa Shannon’s life took a completely new direction when she saw an episode of  “Oprah” on women of the Congo.  This life-changing experience  led  her to write the new memoir, “A Thousand Sisters, My Journey into the Worst Place of Earth to Be a Woman.”  She tells the story of her  trip to Africa to raise money to sponsor Congolese women.

She founded the first national grassroots effort to raise awareness and funds for women in the DR Congo.

To read more about her book:  A Thousand Sisters cover

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To see the website:

A Thousand Sisters

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