In the 1990s war in Bosnia, thousands of Muslim women were systematically raped as a tactic of ethnic cleansing. I Came to Testify is the story of 16 women who took the witness stand in an international court of law and changed the rules of war forever.
Bosnia’s Foca river valley was the site of some of the worst atrocities in the mid-1990s, when Bosnian Serbs executed and imprisoned Muslim and Croat civilians. Women, War & Peace visits the region 15 years on to interview Muslims who are finally returning to the area, as well as community leaders working to rebuild despite on-going ethnic tensions.
Women, War & Peace Associate Producer Jessie Beauchaine is in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the coming weeks our team will journey to places where some of the war’s worst atrocities against Bosnia’s women took place.