Join Women on the Bridge

To honor the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world, Women for Women International is hosting a global campaign called Join me on the Bridge on International Women’s Day: March 8, 2010.

On that day, we will bring women from Rwanda and Congo together in peace on a bridge between their countries to demand an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges to peace and development. At the same time and in solidarity, we will bring women (and men!) together on bridges throughout the world, creating a truly global movement that says NO! to war and YES! to peace and hope.”

Quoted from Women for Women website

Participants in Women for Women International's programs in both Rwanda (above) and Congo will join their handmade fabrics to create a peace banner on the bridge between their countries. Photo By: Les Stone

Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend any of the bridge events but I have signed the pledge to give my support to the global Join me on the Bridge campaign. I want my government to know that I want them to invest in women. 70% of the world’s poor are women and 75% of civilians killed in war are women and children. It can’t go on like this.


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One Response to “Join Women on the Bridge”

  1. Barbara says:

    We women really are resilient. Look at what we overcome in our lives and the lives and futures of our families.
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..It’s another giveaway! =-.

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