Run for Congo Women: London, UK
Take part in the 10k Run for Congo and help women devastated by the human conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo to rebuild their lives.
100% of the money you raise goes directly to our programmes in Congo, helping women in the war ravaged eastern provinces to rebuild their lives and support themselves and their families. So far our amazing supporters, including Pamela Stephenson-Connolly, have raised over £77,000 - enough to provide 516 women with Life Skills Training.
Why Run for Congo Women?
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presents one of the world's deadliest emergencies to date.
This conflict has particularly affected women and girls as they are systematically raped as a combat strategy to terrorise and humiliate. Tens-of-thousands of women and girls have experienced sexual violence - some raped whilst on the way to school, others while fetching water, and many are kept as sex slaves for soldiers. A recent study found that400,000 females aged 15-49 were raped over a 12-month period in 2006 and 2007, or 48 attacks every hour, The situation is so extreme that Margot Wallström, the UN’s special representative on sexual violence in conflict, has recently called DR Congo the "rape capital of the world."