Monday, February 22, 2010

International Women's Day - "Join me on the Bridge" on March 8th

On International Women's Day, March 8, Kiva field partner Women for Women International is hosting a global event called "Join me on the Bridge." Thousands of women (and men) worldwide will gather on bridges from San Francisco to Congo to call for an end to war and to demonstrate that women can build the bridges of peace and hope. In Africa, women from Congo and Rwanda will meet on a bridge that spans the border between their countries to demonstrate their desire for peace. In San Francisco, there will be a walk to the center of the Golden Gate Bridge to honor the resilience of women survivors of war everywhere in the world.

To find out more about the Golden Gate Bridge event and to RSVP, please click here. To learn about other "Join me on the Bridge" events in other locales, please visit the Women for Women website.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has been helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives. In Bosnia, Women for Women (Zene za Zene) has partnered with Kiva to offer microloans to women who are striving for financial security. For more information about this award-winning organization, visit the Women for Women website.