Robin Wright at the Oxford Union (2017)

The Oxford Union welcomed advocate Robin Wright, prominent Congolese activist and former political prisoner Fred Bauma, and #StandWithCongo Campaign Director JD Stier.

The four-member panel discussed the opportunities for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country home to the deadliest conflict since WWII, where a growing youth-led movement is leading the push for democracy over dictatorship.

Robin Wright is a longtime advocate for peace in Congo who has leveraged her profile to shine a spotlight on the injustices fueling the conflict there. Inspired by Congolese women and girls she has met during her visits to the nation, she started the socially-conscious sleepwear company, Pour Les Femmes, part of the proceeds of which support survivors of sexual violence in Congo.

#StandWithCongo is a global campaign organizing actions and amplifying human stories from the heart of the Congolese peace movement.

At the heart of the campaign’s strategy is the award-winning documentary film, When Elephants Fight, which was produced by JD Stier and executive produced and narrated by Robin Wright.

Since its launch in March 2016, the campaign has screened When Elephants Fight at 97 events in 17 countries, and has built an online social media community of over 19,800 activists in 46 countries.

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