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You Give Us Hope for Syria

Posted on: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Keywords: Middle East, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights

"'Rather than throw myself from a window,' the mother said, 'I should raise those beautiful girls.'"
Those are the final words of this wrenching article on Syria that you may have seen in Tuesday's New York Times. They are the words of a mother whose four youngest daughters were killed by shelling. She has three reasons to keep on living: her three surviving daughters.
Reading this article, I was filled with grief, but also with gratitude — for you and every MADRE member. Because unlike too many world leaders, you have not forgotten about our sisters in Syria. As a MADRE member, you've made sure that women and families have medical care, trauma counseling and the training needed to document rape as a war crime.
Thank you for refusing to be indifferent to injustice and suffering.
Yifat Susskind
Executive Director

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