January 2012 sees the launch of our third Join Me on the Bridge Campaign. The campaign began in 2010 when women from Congo and Rwanda joined together on the bridge connecting their two countries, showing that they could build the bridges of peace and hope for the future. Their action sparked a global movement and last year they were joined by 75,000 Join Me on the Bridge peace builders, who took part in 464 events in over 70 countries worldwide. This year on International Women's Day (March 8th) we hope even more people will join us to stand in solidarity with the women of war afflicted countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and The Democratic Republic of Congo in their struggle for peace and equality.
There will be events happening worldwide and we would encourage you to have a look at our Join Me on the Bridge events page to find one close to you to take part in. And if you can't find one locally, why not organise your own? The website has plenty of advice and resources, including an Organiser Toolkit you can download to help you host a successful and effective event. Whether it is attended by 3 people or 300, every person standing together for peace and equality on March 8th will make a difference.
As part of the campaign we are also asking you to send us your message of peace to share with the women peace builders of war torn countries. Sign up on the campaign website to add your message of peace and see the messages left by other Join Me on the Bridge peace builders. You can also share your message of peace and event details with us on Twitter by tweeting us @womenforwomenuk, or by using the hashtag #Bridge12.
Join us in standing with women worldwide on March 8th 2012 to build bridges of peace and hope for the future.