Women for Women Congo Exhibition

I’ve been under the weather lately and anything beyond getting up in the morning and drag myself to work each day have been a pain. It does mean that I have not been writing very much lately and most of my projects have been put on the back burner.

Luckily I was feeling well enough to attend an event regarding the plight of the women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The event was organised by Women for Women, an organisation that helps women in war-torn countries through sponsor ‘sisters’ in the western world. Follow the link for more information about the organisation and how you can become a sponsor.

The most important thing I took from the exhibition and the panel discussion, was to spread the word about the plight of the Congolese women. But also in a society where their bodies are used as a weapon to destroy the society from within, these are strong women. ‘These women are fighters,’ as one of the panel members said.

Now I am off my soapbox for this time, but if you are in the London area, go and see the exhibition and if you’re not, then at least take a look at these websites for more information and find out what you can do for Congolese women and for women all around the world that are in a worse position than you are.

Women for Women

TG Foundation

Georges Malaika Foundation (GMF)

Congo Connect

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