Mami says, “Women say no to war.”

So glad to have Mami back in Bukavu! She journeyed here from Rutshuru last night as I have hired her to assist with my research project on mothers’ acceptance and/or rejection of children born from sexual violence. This is a new experience for her so we spent some time in training. She will facilitate the focus groups over the next several days. It’s terrific to have her here and out of M23 territory – at least for the time being. My former translator and dear friend Roger was kind enough to provide room and board for Mami for her and her 3-year-old son, Giffen. When I showed her the pictures I had of other women with signs (many posted at this blog), she asked if she could pose, too. Below is her picture and a quote from her.

Image“We want peace 4 the stopping of violence. Women say no to war.”

© Lee Ann De Reus and, 2012.

About Lee Ann De Reus

Executive Director, DV LEAP; Co-founder, Panzi Foundation USA
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