This page is a space for the women and girls of the DRC to interact among themselves and the rest of the world, and to add their voices to the global conversation.
We will encourage women to submit letters to share their perspective, express their opinions, present their own solutions and assessments, and play an active role in decisions that affect their lives.
Note that we wish to separate financial aid from social and political discussion. For this reason, this is not a forum for donating to or sponsoring women–for this, please visit established agencies with experience in these activities, such as Women for Women International. Our aim is to give women of the DRC the opportunity to openly express themselves and not to solicit funds. This can give them the freedom to write critically without the risk of jeopardizing future social, financial or medical support.
All letters will be anonymized to protect the identity of the writer.
Your comments are welcome and for authors who do not have internet access, a hardcopy will be sent to them via their women’s centre coordinator.
- April 14, 2010. Letter from young girl