"I Want Congo To Be a Movement, Like Darfur." Lisa Shannon in The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post, on Lisa Shannon:
Lisa would like to see the international community, along with the U.S., develop a plan to address the conflict, instead of pouring $1 billion annually into the country without concrete demands for change on the part of the Congolese government.
“Fourteen years into the deadliest conflict in decades, we need to be able to say to their government: ‘Our support of you is contingent on your engagement in ending this,’” she insisted.
For her part, Lisa is focused on building momentum behind her base of fundraising and media support.
“We’ve cultivated a lot of emotional bonds between women in the U.S. and in Congo. I want to leverage these to end the violence. I want Congo to be a movement, like Darfur.”
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