Why are gauze and tape on our Second Seder Plate?

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed militias sometimes violate whole villages. In the remotest regions, survivors have no doctors or recourse to justice. Working with our longtime Congolese partner, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege, Jewish World Watch is sending doctors, psychologists and attorneys to affected communities to heal survivors and advocate for justice.

The gauze represents a simple yet vital healing tool. Restoring the whole person, including the broken heart, requires time and care – which your support helps provide.

FACT: An estimated 200,000 surviving rape victims live in the DRC today.

ACT: Ask your elected officials to support the Accountability for Sexual and Gender-based Violence as a Tool in Conflict Act (H.R. 3212 & S. 1777), to prioritize U.S. help with prevention and response to conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence, visit jww.org/AccountabilityAct

DISCUSS: What tools would you take to rescue a pillaged village?

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