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International Women’s Day “Join Me on the Bridge”

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International Women’s Day “Join Me on the Bridge”

Posted by Enough Team on March 8, 2010

A stop motion video of the march across the bridge.

As part of Women for Women International's "Join Me on the Bridge" project, which strives to unite societies and people in peace across the world, the RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign will be hosting a midday march for peace across the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, DC.

We marched in solidarity with women from around the world, and in particular, with women from Rwanda and Congo who also joined together in peace on a bridge between their countries to demand an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges to peace and development.

The walk was followed by short presentations by leading Congo experts and women's empowerment advocates.

Sylvie Maunga Mbanga, Congolese human rights lawyer
Jimmie Briggs, Executive Director, Man Up Campaign: Stop Violence Against Women
Candice Knezevic, RAISE Hope for Congo Campaign Manager, ENOUGH Project
Andrée Simon, President and COO, Women for Women International
Seema Jalan, Director of Global Development Policy, Women Thrive Worldwide