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Quilt Panels on Display at the United Nations

March 22, 2012

In the summer of 2010, over 100 survivors of sexual violence in the Eastern Congo produced hand-embroidered panels for a quilt while they were receiving treatment from SOS Femmes En Danger, a Congolese NGO.

The panels are being assembled into six quilts by volunteers in the U.S. from the Capitol City Quilt Guild in Michigan and the Faithful Circle Quilters in Maryland. Each of the six quilts depicts a theme. The quilt shown here depicts the impact of war on women. Ahadi means “Promise” in Swahili.

Click on the quilt to see more information including a video from the quilt volunteers in the United States.

The Ahadi Quilt

The Ahadi Quilt

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