Enough Project RAISEs Hope for Congo
The Enough Project plans to change that with the launch of their RAISE Hope for Congo campaign. The campaign's ultimate goal is to build an organization of activists that will raise awareness and advocate for the protection and empowerment of Congolese women and girls. The campaign's first objective is to collect signatures asking President-elect Obama to announce his administration's intention to end the violence against women and girls in eastern Congo. After this initial announcement on International Women's Day (March 8, 2009), the campaign asks that the Obama administration report back on his progress toward this goal one year later. RAISE Hope for Congo has also launched a speakers' tour of college campuses across the country, as well as a "Congo Teach In" program in partnership with V-Day and STAND.