Hundreds of women activists are participating in a 12-day bicycle ride across the Middle East to campaign for peace. Follow the Women, a group of 500 women from over 40 countries devoted to supporting peace and ending violence in the Middle East, are hosting the 2008 Pedal for Peace in the Middle East fro May 3 to May 14 this year.
The bike ride began in Beirut, Lebanon, and will ride to Syria, Jordan, and Palestine, visiting Iraqi and Palestinian refugee camps along the way.
Detta Regan, a U.S. citizen participating in the bike ride, told DPA, “We are here to tell the women in the region that we want them to live with their families in peace.”
The Associated Press reports that this is Follow the Women’s fourth annual bike ride for peace.