Sunday, October 31, 2010

Helping Women Survivors of War Rebuild Their Lives | Women for Women International

Helping Women Survivors of War Rebuild Their Lives Women for Women International

Ways to get involved in both the UK and the US. Women survivors of wars through out the world face far greater fears with many less resources than we in the western world have. ( I know that is poorly written, but you get the drift.)

the link above will take you to their site. I urge you to consider helping others Far Far less fortunate than us.

Sponsor a woman
Host an event
make a donation
Run for Congo women
find out more...

this is about empowering women in third world countries, many of whom are widows with children and facing the prospect of begging to survive due to their cultural situations. They are often outcasts, sometimes spend time in prison to avoid being stoned to death, face honor killings, female genital mutilation ( circumsisions with a jagged piece of glass at the age of 8-9 years old) and many other atrocities that are the "norm" for the world they live in. But only for the grace of having been born in a different country we too could have a life like that.

these are some of the countries Women for Women is involved in:

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Democratic Republic of the Congo






You are reading this on your computer, prolly with a/c or heat in a comfortable chair, with fresh running water and plumbing.  You probably ate today.  Your kids are fairly healthy if not driving you nuts.  And you are preparing for the work week ahead.  What do you think these women are facing tomorrow? tonight?

Just something to think about.

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