March 8, 2013
Happy International Women's Day!
Each year, CODEPINK works to shine a light on the cost of war to women. Today we are working with MADRE to help the vast numbers of Syrian women refugees. There are 400,000 refugees on the border of Jordan and Syria who are enduring all forms of suffering, including rape. Help us support these women.
We have learned that most rapes in refugee camps happen at night when the camp is pitch black, so CODEPINK and MADRE have teamed up to send 1,000 solar lamps to Syria. This will allow the women to leave their tents during the night if they need to use the extremely limited toilets. A midwife who has spent much time at Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan said:
"This is urgently needed. They need this light in their life."
This International Women's Day, we ask you to direct your love and support to the women in the Syrian refugee camps. A small delegation of midwives and activists will be delivering solar lanterns and other vital support to women in the camps early next month, and your contribution is urgently needed.
Please be the light in the lives of Syrian women and girls. Make a donation today!
In solidarity on International Women's Day,
Alli, Candice, Dooler, Holly, Jodie, Liza, Medea, Nancy, Noor, Sam & Tighe