The Run for Congo women is a series of run/walks across the country that is dedicated to generating awareness and support for the dire situation of women survivors of war in DR Congo. It has proven to be tremendously successful in the past and we would love for you to be able to feature this great event in your blog so it can be even more successful this year! Please let me know if this is something you would be interested in sharing and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Here is a brief description and list of the cities Run for Congo Women is coming to:
Today in the Democratic Republic of Congo, people are still struggling after one of the deadliest wars in all history. Millions have died and new conflicts continue to threaten peace every day. Women of the Congo are targeted daily for sexual slavery, torture, and brutal gang rape. But despite this horrific violence, the situation in the Congo receives almost no media coverage and many are not even aware that this conflict is even happening.
Run for Congo Women is a grassroots run/walk that has grown into a global movement and is dedicated to raising awareness about this issue and supporting Women for Women Internationalʼs Congo Program.When you Run for Congo Women, you are sending a simple message of hope: that Congolese women are significant, that their lives are precious, and that you are running to help. Because of your efforts, you will be able to provide women with the chance to recover hope and rebuild their families after their lives have been torn apart by war.
Run for Congo Women will be coming to following cities!
Morrison, CO - September 13, 2008
Portland, OR - September 14, 2008
New York, NY - October 4, 2008
Phoenix/Tempe, AZ- October 5, 2008
Chicago, IL - October 11, 2008
St. Louis, MO - October 18, 2008
To register today and for more information, visit www.runforcongowomen.org. You have the opportunity to change the life of a Congolese woman today.