We made it to THE TOP OF THE WORLD FOR CONGO!
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Founder of Climb Take Action, Georgina Miranda, made it to the summit of Mt. Everest May 21st 2013 for Congo Women!
Climb Take Action~7 Summits Challenge is a campaign dedicated to empowering women in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo by climbing to raise awareness about the sexual violence that has plagued women and funds to support their healing. The initiative was founded by Georgina Miranda with the goal of climbing both versions of the 7 summits (highest peak on each continent) and taking action to bring awareness and relief to these fellow women. These climbs are for them! To date she has reached 5 of the 7 summits. All proceeds directly benefit VDAY and International Medical Corps and are 100% Tax Deductible. Both of these organizations work diligently to make sustainable improvements in the lives of these women and children. None of the funds raised go to any of the climbing expenses.
Although there are many humanitarian needs in the world, the case of the Congo, has been deemed to have the worst sexual violence in the world by John Holmes, UN Undersecretary General for Humanitarian Affairs. New reports show that more than 420,000 women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are raped each year -- roughly 48 per hour and 1,152 per day. In our minds that is unacceptable and we can do something to help them.
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