Yesterday I was really moved by a presentation about an effort in the Congo that is addressing the needs of  communities who are trying to rebuild after conflict situations where rape was used as a weapon systematically   and livelihoods were destroyed.  The program includes HIV screening and care, mediation for families who are trying to come together and integrate family members who have experienced atrocities, and economic strengthening.  A pig breeding program is taking off and providing hope and a fresh start for many.  There are now 700 families on the waiting list and you too can be a partner in pig farming by contributing at Pigs for Peace.  Nancy Glass, who presented the work gave us a very real sense of the suffering of the women she is working with, but also showed us that there is hope and that universities can be partners for change.

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