Monday, May 09, 2005

no mother's day here

Ms. Magazine "Not Women Anymore": The Congo's rape survivors face pain, shame and AIDS

the article is brutal. and shaming.

resources from the bottom of the page:

Anglo American, Banro and First Quantum are among approximately 20 multinational mining companies working in the DRC; they might be pressured to focus some attention on the crisis endured by Congo women.

The Panzi Hospital is run by PMU Interlife, the Swedish Pentecostal Mission, the sole funder for the hospital; they promise to channel all specified donations directly to Panzi: Box 4093SE-141 04 Huddinge, Swedene-mail info@spm.nu

Letters to urge more funding for the U.N. mission and to express outrage at the involvement of U.N. peacekeepers in furthering the abuse of Congo women should go to:

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan
United Nations
First Ave at 46th St.
New York, NY 10017

[via blackfeminism.org]

4 comments:

St. Casserole said...

Thank you for letting me know about this. Great blog, too!

ding said...

you are welcome!
knowledge is power!

LutheranChik said...

This is a rhetorical question -- I know why stories like this don't get reported in mainstream media -- but [psalm-like lament] why don't stories like this get reported in mainstream media?

Sigh.

ding said...

who wants to see stories about fistulas, mass rape and genocide when we can obssess over michael jackson, prescription birth control and naughty jokes from the first lady?

ah. the liberal media.