A friend braids Madeleine’s hair while she cares for another woman’s child one morning at Panzi Hospital. Most women suffer severe psychological trauma after the attacks. Madeleine spent time cradling other women’s babies every day before her surgery, which may have been a response to the loss of her only child while she was captive in a rebel village. Melanie Blanding, 2006. Democratic Republic of Congo.
we really cannot forget that far too often wars are waged and women become pawns in them, their bodies a site for the battlefield.