Peace. . .Sistahs
Please do Check Out & Support this Global Civil/ Wimmin's Rights Organization I recently learned about. . .
Here's their info blurb . . .
"Women for Women International
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife, and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. We're changing the world one woman at a time."
& they can be contacted at:
I was very moved by their International Wimmin's day event which is all about building bridges. Here's an excerpt all about their recent Women on the Bridge Global Peace Event. . .
"To honor the resilience of these and the millions of other women survivors of war around the world, Women for Women International is hosting a global campaign – Join me on the Bridge - which will unite women all over the world in a global women’s movement showing that women can build the bridges of peace and development for the future.
On March 8, 2010, thousands of women will stand together in Congo and neighboring Rwanda to demand peace and development. Supporting them in their call for the war’s end will be thousands of women from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria, as well as in the United States and the United Kingdom, to say no to war and yes to peace and hope.
We are planning Join me on the Bridge events on Monday, March 8 in New York City and London. Join us as we walk together across major bridges and then gather to create peace banners! If you cannot attend our bridge events in New York City or London, or one being planned by a supporter in your neighborhood, we invite you to organize your own Join me on the Bridge event! It doesn’t matter how big or small the event – every single effort will help us demonstrate that we have a unified, powerful voice for peace. A toolkit with step-by-step instructions is available here. We will be asking for photos and video from all bridge events so that we can capture the broad impact of this movement."
More On Sistahs Saying Yes! to Peace Worldwide. . .
Also, they're asking folk to sign their online pledge/get involved, etc. . .& of course I signed. . . I hope you might want to sign this or other similar pledges to actively work 4 Global Peace & Justice. . . for us all. . . Ta-tah !
& Here's what they had to say about their Peace Pledge . . .
"On International Women's Day, 8 March 2010, women around the world will join on bridges to say no to war and yes to peace and women's development. Please give your support to the women who are building the bridges of hope.
Today, women bear the main burdens of war and poverty. 70% of the world's poor are women and 75% of the civilians killed in war are women and children.
Ten years ago, the international community set a path for ending poverty by agreeing to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Women’s and girls’ equality is critical to the realisation of these goals. Greater investment in women and girls is needed so that they can rebuild their lives, families, communities and, ultimately, their nations.
I give my support to the global Join me on the Bridge campaign and want my government to know that I want them to invest in women."
& Let's Keep On Increasing The Peace. . .
So. . . Just how do you ITP in your own special way?. . .
do tell. . .