Look what happened in Taipei!
Walk on the
Friday, May 14, 2010
This fantastic event was aimed at unleashing women’s potential in the
Democratic Republic of Congo! The event included African drummers, fire dancers, great music, a bazaar with handicrafts and jewelry produced by women in rural communities in the DRC, South Africa and
the Kingdom of Swaziland, and a fashion show by Lihiya with fabrics
made by women in Swaziland.HandUp Congo salutes all the fabulous
volunteers on the night, led by event coordinators Roma Mehta (third from left) and Siew Kang (fourth from left)!
Walk on the Wild
Side was Taipei’s way to help HandUp Congo ignite a movement that acknowledges a powerful truth: Women
and girls aren’t the problem, they are the solution! Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic
resource is the female half of the population. In the past 50 years, many countries have prospered precisely because they
emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to
do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty.
View more photos of the Congo Ball.