Between 1000 Hills Of Hope

In 1994, the East African nation of Rwanda was shattered by 100 days of horror, thousands of women became victims of sexual violence used as a weapon of war. Survivors were left wounded, physically and mentally trying to piece together their lives again. In 1995 fifty genocide widows formed the Association for Genocide Widows, AVEGA. Today 25,000 women are part of the non-profit organization. The scarves of the genocide are not only seen on the bodies of women who were slaughtered and sexually raped. Many of them have lost an entire generation of their family. Until today these women are struggling with mental and physical burdens to make a living. Through AVEGA many of them are able to share their stories. Stories of the most brutal tragedies of our time.