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Victims No More: Congo's Badass Women Mechanics

Half the Sky Movement

Young women in Goma -- "the rape capital of the world" -- are rising above gender norms to find work as car mechanics and carpenters. Through vocational programs like ETN and CARE International, women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are learning practical skills that will have a valuable impact on their communities, and their own lives.

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  • Tom Maybrier

    This is really cool because the skills they are picking up can be used practically anywhere. It's great to learn a handicraft but the materials to make clothing or similar items aren't always available. Cars, on the other hand are everywhere and will always need repair.

    Great project!