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Ben Focuses on Congo's Women While His Girls Stay in LA

Mar 22 2010 - 2:00pm

Jennifer Garner [1] and Violet Affleck shopped for groceries in LA on Saturday. The girls stayed in California while Ben was off on his latest trip to Congo [2], where he joined survivors of sexual violence on Thursday. Ben has long been active in bringing attention to the African country by writing about their situation [3] and through his documentary "Gimme Shelter." [4] He's back in the US already and today released a statement describing his newly launched organization [5], the Eastern Congo Initiative, which will bring aid to those affected by the many atrocities committed in the region. He wrote [6], "The attention paid to this crisis doesn't match the needs of those affected by it. We will raise that attention level, and work with the extraordinary Congolese people who are making a positive difference in their own communities."


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