Global Activism: Helping war victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo

November 11, 2010

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(Courtesy of Amy Ernst)
Young mothers who are victims of rape learn how to sew in Congo's North Kivu province.

Each Thursday we hear about an individual who’s decided to work to make the world a better place.

Amy Ernst has been volunteering with the Congolese organization COPERMA in North Kivu province in eastern Congo.  The region has been ravaged by war and many of the victims are women.  The United Nations estimates that at least 15,000 women were raped in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last year. Ernst tells us about her experience helping some of these victims.

You can read more about Amy's work in the DR Congo on her blog.