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September 20, 2011

What Drives War Crimes Investigator Cherif Bassiouni?

Cherif Bassiouni, known as the father of international criminal law, has investigated war crimes in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and, more recently, Libya and Bahrain. He spoke to the Women, War & Peace producers about his childhood in Egypt, his experiences in war zones, his motivations and aspirations.

August 29, 2011

New Allegations of Rape and Abuse Under Qaddafi

With rebels now in control of the Libyan capital and Qaddafi on the run, a slew of new stories are emerging about rape, sexual assault and physical abuse at the hands of Qaddafi, his sons and his henchmen.

August 16, 2011

Gloria Steinem on the Use of Rape as a Weapon

As reports of Qaddafi soldiers raping women emerge from Libya, we talk to feminist Gloria Steinem about the root causes of sexual violence against women in times of conflict.

August 2, 2011

Do Women See Things That Men Don’t? An Interview with Wendy Lobwein

Imagine you’re a young woman from a small village in Bosnia. You’ve witnessed horrors most people could never even imagine, and you’ve been asked to fly half way across the continent to testify before an international court. You may need some convincing, and certainly coaching.

June 16, 2011

Why Should Men Care?

Matt Damon, narrator of Women, War & Peace Episode 1: “I Came To Testify” on why the themes of this series matter to men, too.

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