The group of women looked as if they were part of any women’s organization, with the marked difference that the sense of sisterhood seemed to be much stronger. It was hard to believe that before this year, most of them had been strangers to one another. Aged from early 20s to 50 plus, they had all been victims of sexual abuse. Some had been abused many times over, and in at least three or four cases since early childhood.
They came from all over the country and from different backgrounds and they were in Jerusalem on Monday to meet with Nechama Rivlin, the wife of the president of the state.