Congo Women Hold Up Half the Sky!

In honor of the book and recently released documentary, “Half the Sky,” by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, women at Panzi Hospital demonstrate holding up half the sky in solidarity with their sisters around the globe.

Panzi staff explained the Chinese proverb, “Women hold up half the sky” before we took the photos (the women were photographed from behind to protect their identities). Heads bobbed in agreement and the women clapped with approval. Smiles of pride spread quickly as we reminded the women of their own value and importance in Congolese society.


© Lee Ann De Reus and, 2012

About Lee Ann De Reus

Executive Director, DV LEAP; Co-founder, Panzi Foundation USA
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5 Responses to Congo Women Hold Up Half the Sky!

  1. What a beautiful photo!


  2. April says:

    Wish I was there! This is fantastic.


  3. Is there a chance that you would allow me to use this photo on my website which promotes social good…… credits would be included with the photo. Just beautiful …story and women!


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