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 threaten peace every day. For women in Congo, brutal gang rape and torture are a daily reality. 60-80% of women are now single heads of their homes due to the conflict.
Run for Congo Women is a grassroots run/walk that has grown into a global movement and is dedicated to supporting Women for Women International’s Congo Program. When you Run for Congo Women, you are sending a simple message: that Congolese women are significant, that their lives are precious, and that you are running to help. You are also providing women with the chance to rebuild their lives 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 http://www.runforcongowomen.org/index.php . You have the opportunity to change the life of a Congolese woman today.