October 19-25 is Congo Week, a time set aside to raise awareness of the conflict in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and of ways we can help. Here are some resources for getting involved:
- Raise Hope for Congo offers a list of Ten Reasons Why the Congo is the Most Dangerous Place on Earth for Women. Read the list, then sign the petition to the president to ask that he do more to help protect Congolese women and girls.
- Learn more about the conflict from this CNN article.
- Check to see if there's a Congo Week event near you.
- Check out some amazing pictures taken by Congolese women in the HEALing Arts program at Heal Africa.