- 4 years ago
After completing her army service, Aliza Amar went on a job interview that she learned of in a newspaper advertisement. Little did she know that at the interview she would be lured into a room, raped and videotaped for the distribution of pornography. “After I left the interview, my friend was waiting outside for me. I walked out and said nothing to her about it. I was raped in one of the most humiliating ways that anyone could possibly imagine,” Amar said. “I felt as if my spirit left my body, as if someone took away my soul.” Twenty years later, in an attempt to put her past behind her, Amar went going on a bicycle ride across Israel in order to raise awareness and money to fight violent assaults on women. Even though Amar had not been on a bicycle for almost 30 years, she was not discouraged. She used her own funds to inspire other women to speak up and stop hiding behind their fear. All of the proceeds went to The Association of Rape Crisis Center in Israel.
Amar was raised in Isr