Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Difficult Days

The internet, per usual, has been on the fritz again! And the past two days have also been incredibly busy.  They have not only been physically exhausting, but emotionally exhausting as well. We will definitely share more in the coming days, but we need to process what we've heard and seen. But we will say this: now, more than ever, there is a great need to protect this country's greatest resource, the Congolese women. We have met women, men, and children that have been through more than any human being should ever have to endure. Simply put, the suffering here is unnecessary and preventable and it's time to talk about real solutions and take real action.  

1 comment:

  1. I am glad to see the two of you well and busy. I absolutely agree with you Mara and Liz! Maybe the issue of womans right and protecting congolese women from abuse could be the spring board for a national identity movement that could unite the Congo? As a possible solution, maybe more and more women can organize locally and communicate on a national basis to raise national awareness. Perhaps there needs to be greater investment in information and communication technology, but the use of email systems to organize locally and act nationally could be a key to changing the situation of the Congo.