Her smile hides the suffering around her.
Madame Odile (pronounced ”O-deel”) gives her life for Congo’s mothers, sisters, and daughters–women raped every 60 seconds as weapons of war in one of the greatest tragedies ever to disfigure human history.
Madame Odile embraces the 15 year old who escapes terror in the Vuronga forest. She clothes her. She treats her. She helps her family walk with her as she heals. And she works with the community so, one day, the rapes will
In the Congo, justice wears the skin of Madame Odile.