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Empowering Women in Darfur, Congo, and Beyond

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Empowering Women in Darfur, Congo, and Beyond

Posted by Zoe Benezet-Parsons on March 5, 2010

Empowering Women in Darfur, Congo, and Beyond

RAISE Hope for Congo will not be the only ones celebrating International Women’s Day next Monday. If you aren’t able to join us for our March 8 peace walk across Arlington Memorial Bridge, or even if you plan to attend and are looking for further ways to recognize the important day, look no further than the Save Darfur Coalition website. The organization is encouraging supporters and their friends to be creative with their plans for International Women’s Day and have come up with some of their own ideas to get you started.

For instance, watch a film focused on violence against women in Sudan, host a discussion in your community concerning the ongoing issues in the countryside, or write a letter to your government representative, urging him or her to prioritize the fight against gender-based violence. You could even experiment with one or two of the tantalizing traditional Sudanese recipes posted.

So get creative and find a way meaningful to you to recognize and honor women worldwide for the obstacles they have overcome. What is truly important is that women and men from continent to continent show solidarity for peace and women’s empowerment around the world.

Sign up to attend the D.C. peace march here. Hope to see you on the bridge on Monday!


Photo: Women in Congo celebrate (AP/Rodrique Ngowi)