Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Running to End Rape: You Can Support the Effort

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Below is correspondence written by Dominique, who is working to stop rape and do something soon to support survivors. Please read all that follows and do what you can to support this effort.
Hi Julian,
I checked out your website love the headline and what you're doing. My website, which needs updating, is www.SilencedVoices.com. As for the effort for women in Congo, I am doing a small part for that trying to raise some money participating in the run. I will run next Sunday. Of course I'd be grateful if you could post my request for support, but also you could post links to the larger effort which is the run nationally and Women for Women International which I feel does great work and that sponsor this project. So, my request and link are in the original email [see below], another link is to this article: http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-243-297--13575-0,00.html and then the links to the event and organization are: www.runforcongowomen.org and www.womenforwomen.org.
[Also from Dominique:]
For women in the Congo, brutal gang rape and torture are a daily reality. Rape is used as a weapon of war.

For those who know me, my story and my heart, I've dedicated my life in so many ways to ending and healing these epidemic horrors and on September 12 I will run for Congo women through Women for Women International. Please help in this way, in this moment, in any way you can; every contributions helps and goes so far in raising morale, hope, and a sense of communal care. As we know, not one of us in any part of the world is untouched personally by the devastation of rape...please give any amount as a testimony and an affirmation.

Blessings and Gratitude,
Please help me raise money for Women for Women International, use the above link to donate. The website is secure, fast and easy to use.  At the website you will be able to choose an amount to donate and receive email confirmation of your donation.  Thanks in advance for your help.