My daughter, Amy Breedlove, posted this article on her adoption site (her family is adopting a baby from Ethiopia). I forced myself to read it because I want to be kept aware of the conditions, situations and circumstances in which women all over the world live on a daily basis. Even though the story is VERY difficult to read, I urge you to do so because we all need to know what is going on and take a stand for these women. Don't ask yourself if you can make a difference, just do it!!
Here is the writing from Amy's blogsite:
I recently read an article from Glamour magazine that I saw posted on a fellow adoption blogger's site. This article is so heart wrenching...when I say that, it doesn't really describe my feelings to the fullest...I just can't come up with better word. My heart actually hurts right now...I feel like I could throw up. I know after describing this, you probably don't want to read it. PLEASE, PLEASE read it anyway!
This is an article about the atrocities that are occurring in the Congo as we all go about our lives here. As we go throughout our days without fear, tuck our kids in safely at night, and sleep night after night nightmare free...horrifying things are happening to women (our sisters) by the thousands. I honestly feel heartbroken right now and my eyes are making a steady stream of tears.
Click here for the article.
Click here for a sample letter and the address to mail your letter to His Excellency the President of DR Congo, Joseph Kabila Kabange, urging the Government to do more to stop violence towards women and girls in the Congo.
Thanks for reading the article - now go write your letter and put it in the mail. I just posted mine and mailed it from Macedonia.