|Three Days, Three Daughters: International Hunger Strike
||[Jul. 27th, 2009|08:33 am]
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I am a mother of two children (one biological, one adopted from Guatemala). I have created a community and ask that you please consider joining as such...
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Taken directly from http://threedaysforthreedaughters.typepad.com...
Imagine if your child was kidnapped.
Imagine when you reported this to authorities, you were ignored, bullied and dismissed.
Imagine thinking you would never see your child again. And that you could do nothing about it.
Three Days for Three Daughters is an international hunger strike to be held on September first, second and third. The strike is named after three girls who were kidnapped from their three mothers in Guatemala. These mothers, like hundreds of other mothers and fathers in developing nations, wait without answers, help or justice.
In continuation of the hunger strike that was started by Norma Cruz and Fundacion Sobrevivientes in Guatemala on July 15, we are striking for three days, one day for each daughter, to seek justice for the mothers in Guatemala, and to bring attention to the problem of child trafficking in international adoption. Your commitment can help bring justice and give a voice to those that have been silenced.
We are asking people around the world to fast for three days, one day for each daughter stolen. We are not gathering physically in one spot, we are gathering virtually through the web. We are asking participants to commit to documenting their strike through words and/or photograph(s) that they will provide to us via email. At the end of the strike, a book will be designed of the strike documentation and given to key governmental officials and journalists in an effort to expose the issue.
We have commitments from people in India, Guatemala, Germany, The United States, Canada and Denmark. Your commitment can help bring justice and give a voice to those that have been silenced.
Note: I am *not* one of the original strike organizers; instead I've created this as a sub-group for those on lj interested in participating--a place for those here to document their strike--with the permission of the original organizers. Additionally, the organizers are very clear this is a healthy fast defined by the participant (i.e., it does NOT have to be a "traditional fast"--it could be giving up chocolate for three days, or television, etc.)
Thanks for your consideration,
(Apologies for the x-posting!)