The Reality of Sexual Violence in War: 6 month Remembrance of Oct 7 Hamas attacks in Israel

  • April 7, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Co-sponsors Rhode Island Coalition for Israel and Hadassah RI Chapter, (with special thanks to honorary sponsor attorney Karen Hurvitz) together with numerous supporting organizations, understand the need to raise awareness on the sexual violence that was perpetrated by Hamas against women in Israel on October 7th, 2023. The use of rape and sexual violence is a war crime recognized as a direct violation of the international rules of war (not to mention it is unacceptable in any situation).


Please join us as we learn and explore more about the sexual brutality that happened on Oct 7 in Israel while hearing from two incredible keynote speakers, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner from Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center and Susan Seely from NA'AMAT USA (NA'AMAT is the largest women's movement in Israel). In addition, we have the privilege of having the Deputy Consul General of Israel to New England, Irit Yakhnes sharing a few words. This event is open to and free for all to attend. Please consider making a donation to support this event at this link:


This event is not just an act of remembrance, it is a call to act against indifference and silence towards all victims of sexual violence and sexual terrorism. We seek to collectively acknowledge these atrocities that occurred in Israel and commemorate these victims, while also sharing local community and national organizations doing important work to positively support and impact women. All women must support all women. And all humans must stand up and speak out against sexual violence regardless of where and when it happens, and regardless of race, religion, creed, or gender. 


Supporting Organizations: Consulate General of Israel to New England, Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Sandra Bornstein Holocaust Education Center, Independent Women's Network Rhode Island Chapter, Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, Christians and Jews United for Israel, Israeli-American Civic Action Network, Core Connects RI, Mattathias Project, Massachusetts Antisemitism Synagogue Task Force, Jewish Collaborative Services of RI, Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center, and NA'AMAT USA

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Date & Time

Sun, Apr 7, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Rhode Island Coalition for Israel