MAKE CHANGE: Support Team Congo Paris

According to Run for Congo Women, "Congo presents one of the world's deadliest emergencies to date. More than 5.4 million people have died since 1998. Gang rape and brutal torture are a daily reality for the women and children of Congo. Women as old as 80 and as young as five have been victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence. 38,000 continue to die every month, 1200 a day. Half of these deaths are children under the age of five years."

On 10.10.10, Team Congo Paris will race/walk the 20 KM de Paris for Run for Congo Women and Women for Women International (WfWI). WfWI has officially been operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2004. According to the WFWI web site, "the organization has helped thousands of female survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts rebuild their lives and regain their sense of self. Through their one-year programs, women are given the tools they need to get back on their feet and contribute to their community. For example, in 2008, 86% of the participants reported having improved their economic situation, 88% of women expressed increased self-confidence, and 83% reported having a greater knowledge of their rights."

Contribute at the Team Congo Paris fundraising page, join the team by contacting Kate Stence at for details, or learn more here.

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