SEVOTA Survivors Meeting

SEVOTA Survivors Meeting

These women have survived an unimaginable ordeal. They are survivors of rape during the genocide. Most also had their families killed. They also all had children as a result of rape and about half are HIV positive. They met with us and brought along their kids, all of whom are now about 17 years old. Some of the children do not know they were born of rape. Many of the women have been rejected from whatever family they have left. All of them have post traumatic stress syndrome and financial problems.

SEVOTA is a support organization that gives these women and their children some degree of help, and brings them together for a chance at a somewhat normal life. It was one of the most emotional things I’ve ever experienced and it’s extremely difficult to write about it.

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.