OC for Darfur meeting is next Tuesday, Sep 14 at 6:30p

Hi everyone,

Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo on Sep 19th

Screening of The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo on Sep 19th in Costa Mesa, CA

The numbers keep rising. Last week, we were horrified by the numerous articles that reported over 240 women and girls being raped in Eastern Congo in July and August. Earlier this week the United Nations confirmed that the toll has risen to over 500.

The additional sexual attacks, in an area called Uvira and other regions of North and South Kivu, came to light during Khare’s trip. He told council members he learned of 74 cases of sexual violence, including against 21 minors — all girls between the ages of 7 and 15 — and six men, in a village called Miki, in South Kivu. All the women in another village, Kiluma, may have been systematically raped, he said.
Associated Press, Sep 8 2010

Why do we tolerate such impunity and brutal violation of women? Why is the UN, spending over a $1 billion dollars a year and having over 18,000 troops unable to protect the Congolese?

The next OC For Darfur meeting this Tuesday, September 14th at 6:30p. We will meet at Patty’s office in Newport Beach. Here is the address:

Patty’s office @ 6:30p
2424 SE Bristol Street, Suite 300
Newport Beach, CA 92660

We will discuss:

  • Update on what’s going on in Sudan, Congo and Burma.
  • Planning for the screening of The Greatest Silence on Sunday, Sep 19th. All details are below.
  • Potential event on the Sudanese referendum in January.
  • Art exhibit about genocide in April.
  • The United States and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

If you’d like to know more about us and our various activities, please join us at the meeting. We would love to have you participate.

Barbara & Anshul
Orange County for Darfur, a project of Living Ubuntu
ocfordarfur.org | blog | facebook

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