Kathy Surma http://wesa.fm en Empowering Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa http://wesa.fm/post/empowering-girls-sub-saharan-africa <p><strong><em>&nbsp;This topic is of a mature nature and may not be suitable for all listeners</em></strong></p><p>It's a sad and troubling fact that women young and old are being raped in Africa by men who believe it will cure them of AIDS. Rape, along with a lack of hygiene products, is causing many women to miss school on a regular basis. We'll talk with <strong>Linda Ambroso</strong> and <strong>Kathy Surma</strong>, two Pittsburgh women who, through their volunteer work with the <a href="http://www.girlchildnetworkworldwide.org/">Girl Child Network</a>, are helping the young women in this region live safer and healthier lives.</p><p><a href="http://tapestriesofhope.com/">Tapestries of Hope</a> is a film that documents the experiences of some of the young women they've worked with in Zimbabwe.</p><p>http://youtu.be/qdLvIfZwgy0</p><p><em>To make a local donation to GCN, contact Kathy Surma <a href="mailto:ksurma2008@gmail.com">ksurma2008@gmail.com</a></em><br> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 8435 at http://wesa.fm