a partner of the media group,World Pulse based in Oregon, "...200+ grassroots women leaders who have been using their own homegrown
Internet café to report out about life in their war-torn region (of the Congo). For the
past two weeks, they have been flooding the wires with their signals of
distress. 'Please pray for us,' they cried.Enough is enough'...They call themselves 'Maman Shujaa' or 'Hero Women.' From Bukavu—just
across Lake Kivu from Goma—they tease each other and fight over 12
computers that take ten minutes to load one page...Despite cramped
quarters and outdated technology, these hero women are using the World
Pulse platform to organize, to strategize, to share their messages with
the world. Recently, they started to dialogue with the women of Liberia
who staged their own revolution and managed to elect a woman president.
They are forming connections that have the potential to transform their
Their efforts recently included a Change.org petition that urges t women leaders in the White House—Hillary Clinton, Susan
Rice, Valerie Jarrett, and Michelle Obama, specifically—to take
immediate action and end the violence against women in their region.