Climbing to the top of the world for women in Congo
EVEREST 2013 Climb for Congo
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 their suffering 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!
Georgina was inspired to launch this campaign back in 2007 after reading Eve Ensler's article depicting the violence against women that was taking place in Congo. She completed her 1st of the Seven Summits in July 2008 and Everest will be her 6th summit of the 7 if successful. This will be her 2nd attempt of Everest, after reaching just shy of 500m on her attempt in 2011 and having to turn around due to hypoxia. Her one goal of climbing to the top of the world to bring support and awareness for the women of DRC continues and raise awareness to end violence against women globally.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has suffered more than a decade of civil wars that have left millions dead and even greater numbers homeless. None have suffered more than the women and children. 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. In 2010 alone, it is estimated that 15,000 women were raped in Eastern Congo.
By supporting this campaign your tax-deductible donation will go directly to V-DAY and International Medical Corps. All funds collected will be equally split by these two organizations, which are both 501(C) (3) registered.
International Medical Corps' tax identification number is 95-3949646
V-Day's tax identification number is 94-3389430
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