BECAUSE EVERY MAN, HOWEVER POWERFUL, CAME FROM A WOMAN,
EVERY WOMAN SHOULD BE RESPECTED AND PROTECTED !
HOW CAN YOU HELP ?
We are now releasing a T-Shirt that we designed for the cause. Click on the shirt on the left to go to the pre-order page.
All the benefits from the sale of the shirts will go to the survivors of the Femicide, mostly those at Panzi Hospital.
The funds will help them pay for their school tuition or professional training in order to help their reintegration in the society.
We are still making arrangements to make items hand-made by the survirors available for purchase for the same purpose.
While we are in the process of obtaining all legal rights to collect funds in the US, there are organizations that local people trust.
You can contact them directly. They usually work with the Panzi hospital or the Goma hospital.
Those hospitals can also tell which organizations are best supportive of the relief work.
The two main organizations that we've heard the survivors praise were "V-Day" and "Women for Women International".
Help can also be done simply by not conveying the wrong information about the terrorism and its culprits.
ANOTHER WAY TO HELP
Wrong information mislead the assistance to the victims and perpetrates the terrorism.
News agencies and organizations have missed sometimes the right information because they are in a rush to make appealing reports without proper research. And sometimes they even wind up being led or informed by the culprits themselves.
Although the Congo-Zaire does not have good infrastructures or ways to record all these atrocities, the true information holders are the survivors themselves.
Call the member of your parliament or congress and ask them to enact legislation that will stop any trade of minerals from the area where the Femicide is being perpetrated.
THE ULTIMATE HELP ?
A thorough control of the borders between countries in the area (Congo-Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and Tanzania) would also be very efficient for the purpose.
The assistance of the governments of those countries neighboring the Congo-Zaire will be needed for that.
The best help ever is that inspired by the Bible : Teach how to fish instead of giving fish.
The International Community had better help the people of the D. R. Congo handle their defense and protection and rather prevent foreign powers from hampering that will.
There have been repeated attempts by Congolese that were temporary successful but later on hampered by some unknown forces. The United Nations mission (MONUC) has stopped several liberation fights against the terrorists to advocate for peace and negociations with them.
Helping Congolese with money and other relief missions is welcome but will not to put an end to the Femicide. The best help is to help those who can put a end to it.
Although the "Robin Hoods" of the Kivu have been shut-up, they still exist and they are the true liberators who need support. Ask the people of the D. R. Congo, especially the inhabitants of Bukavu, which military or activist has been recalled or removed after giving hope fighting the terrorists committing the Femicide.
There are names such as Mbuza Mabe, a military commander and Foka Mike, another soldier.
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