"Five years ago, Lisa Shannon watched 'Oprah' and learned about the savage, forgotten war here in eastern Congo, played out in massacres and mass rape."Lisa felt she needed to do something, and she did. From a 30-mile fund-raising run ("Run for Congo Women"), to sending $27 a month to help Generose Namburho (whose leg was chopped off when she shouted as militants prepared to rape her), to going to Congo in person. Recently, Nicholas Kristof went visiting with Lisa in Bukavu, Congo. He wrote:
"On this visit to Congo, Lisa is organizing a Run for Congo Women right here in Bukavu, for Feb. 28, with Congolese rape survivors participating. You can sponsor them at www.runforCongowomen.org. And one of those participating in the run, hobbling along on crutches and her one leg, will be Generose."Watch Kristof's short video about Congo, which was posted today. (By the way, I have just finished the book Kristof wrote with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, 2009.)
Oops! While I was composing this post, midnight came and went without my noticing. So everywhere I said "today" now becomes "yesterday" instead.