Bringing awareness and hope into the lives of women and girls trapped in a world of violence & abuse
Mar 5, 2009
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is still undergoing a deadly war-even in the face of "cease fire" agreement. The conflict has to date has claimed the lives of over 5.4 million people. This war wages on and the effects of the war have been devastating- over 45,000 people continue to die each month. Sexual violence and abuse have caused the Eastern Congo to be known as the "Most Dangerous Place in the World for women" . Not only is sexual violence running rampant, but so is hunger and disease among the one million or more people that have been displaced from their homes as a result of the violence.
Raise Hope for Congo is a site where activists from all over the world can connect to spread awareness of the conflict and spur the world involvement to assist in bringing an end to the violence and atrocities that are being inflicted on innocent victims every day. Take a second and join the fight to help spread the word.
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Raise Hope for the Congo is a website sponsored by the Center for American Progress located in Washington D.C. They have instituted the Campaign For Enough to bring awareness of the plight of women and children who are affected by the conflict in the Congo. The Eastern Congo is known for its reputation for being the most dangerous place in the World for women or girls due to rape and sexual violence being the number one method of war. American celebrities and concerned citizens are participating in the Campaign to assist in making a difference in the lives of Congolese women and girls that are suffering the effect of the Congo war daily. The mission of Raise Hope for the Congo is to:
Raise awareness about the crisis, the resulting widespread sexual violence against women and girls, and the solutions that are necessary to end the conflict.
Increase news coverage of the conflict in eastern Congo.
Build a movement of activists who can advocate effectively for change.
Influence and change policy on the Congo through promotion of the 4Ps – Peace, Protection, Punishment, and Prevention – the four ingredients necessary to END the mass violence against women in Congo. Raise Hope Mission