…and in the crowded room the silence started in one corner and swept across with speed. Reminded by a solitary whisper, each woman stood and put her fist to her heart. Solidarity is a beautiful thing, but when a sister has fallen the sky will be crimson and Gaia will shudder and honour her name.
We now have improvised basement and tent rape clinics and RNs for doing evidence kits. Two brave women help transport the kits to Istanbul Turkey from where the kits are fedexed to London England labs. DNA will be a good way to prove unequivocal identification of the rapist war criminal. Gender violence comes in other forms besides rape. A Kurdish friend I met and travelled with in the early fall was caught after I went back to Mosul Iraq from near Kobani Syria. I since learned she was caught and beheaded. Our methods of identification are working. Please help us more. We need every picture and the name of every person you can identify. (https://rinj.org/war-crime/investigators/)