Thursday, July 16, 2009

2009 Run For Congo Women

The following is from Women for Women International, an organization that supports women survivors of war worldwide, and is reprinted with permission.

Change Your Life. And Hers.

Join Women for Women International and stand up for women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Participate in a 2009 Run for Congo Women.

Run for Congo Women began with one woman’s determination to raise awareness about the dire situation in Congo and has become an international movement.

More than 5.4 million people have died since 1998 in this conflict.
Half of these deaths are children under the age of five.
For women in Congo, brutal gang rape and torture are a daily reality.

Run for Congo Women is your opportunity to support these women and children as they rebuild their lives.

Visit to learn more and register for one of the following runs today!
Morrison, CO - Saturday, September 19th
Portland, OR – Saturday, September 19th
New York, NY - Saturday, September 26th
Tempe/Phoenix, AZ - Sunday, September 27th
Chicago, IL - Saturday, October 3rd
St. Louis, MO - Saturday, October 17th

By signing up today, you will support Women for Women International’s program in Congo, in which women receive direct assistance, rights awareness and job skills training that make it possible for them to start their own micro-enterprises. You also allow them to provide for their family and to regain their role as an active member of their community.

When you join us, you help spread this message: Congolese lives matter. The lives of Congolese women are significant. The lives of Congolese children are precious. We are running to help.
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