Raise Hope for Congo

Join the Call for #CongoPeace

On March 6th, the Enough Project’s Raise Hope for Congo Campaign is partnering with the United Nations for an event in recognition of International Women’s Day. The event will highlight the importance of women’s participation in Congo’s peace process, urgent actions needed to end and prevent sexual violence, and the transformative power women’s movements have in transitioning communities from war to peace.

Leading up to the event, students and activists around the world will take action in this social media campaign calling for an end to sexual violence and an inclusive peace process in Congo.

Take action now and join the call for peace:

  • Take a photo of yourself holding a sign that states why you think an inclusive peace process in Congo is important, followed by the hashtag #CongoPeace
  • Get all your friends, family, and random strangers you pass on the street to do the same—group shots and individual shots encouraged.

(e.g.: “Because women’s voices need to be heard - #CongoPeace”)

Be creative with your pictures! ACT BEFORE February 20th:

1. Upload your photo to Facebook and tag the Raise Hope for Congo Facebook page

2. Tweet your photo to @RaiseHope4Congo using the hashtag #CongoPeace

3. Instagram your photo and tag it as #CongoPeace.

(Make sure you use the correct tags, otherwise we won't see the pictures and we won't be able to accurately reflect the strength of the movement)

These photos will be sent to U.S. and U.N. Special Envoys Russ Feingold and Mary Robinson, U.N. Special Representative Zainab Bangura, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, and other key policymakers to encourage them to prioritize the fight against sexual violence and the promotion of an inclusive, comprehensive peace in Congo.

 

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