Stop Rape and Other Violence Against Women in the DRC

From: Kuma
Date: Dec 2, 2007 11:34 PM


Hey, guys.

The epidemic of rape and sexual violence in the war-torn country of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a humanitarian catastrophe. The urgency of the crisis cannot be overstated.

The physical and emotional harm these women and girls face is staggering, and they rarely find the medical and psychological care they so desperately need. While the perpetrators of these horrific crimes move with impunity to their next victims, whole communities live in constant fear of the next wave of violence.

The International Violence Against Women Act (S.2279) would significantly increase U.S. commitment to ending gender-based violence in the DRC and around the world. By passing the IVAWA, we will take a significant step toward addressing this type of violence in the DRC and other crisis regions around the world.

If you're as outraged by this as I am, here's where you can add your voice:

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/681212377.

Here's hoping it makes a difference.

Thanks, folks.

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