End Violence in the Congo: Call for a US Special Envoy
The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to be embroiled in the deadliest conflict since World War II, violence that has been notoriously brutal on the nation’s women.
Elections in the Congo are approaching this November, and the world cannot afford to turn away at this critical opportunity to reset the nation’s history and advance the road to peace.
A coalition of US-based Congo advocacy groups have launched a campaign to appoint a special envoy to the Great Lakes Region, and have identified this as the single most powerful US action to end violence in the Congo.
You can sign the petition at Change.org to support a special envoy and to send the message to President Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton that the Congo should be a top foreign policy priority.
Visit petition sponsors to learn more about the situtation in the Congo and how a special envoy can help: Africa Faith & Justice Network, A Thousand Sisters, Enough! Project, Falling Whistles, Free the Slaves, Friends of the Congo, Jewish World Watch, STAND