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October 11, 2011

Oct. 11: I Came to Testify

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.

September 13, 2011

In Congo, No Words to Describe the Atrocities

When Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe first started reporting on sexual abuse in her country, the language didn’t even have a word for “rape.”

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.

July 29, 2011

Iman al-Obeidi Reaches U.S.

After stops in Tunisia, Qatar and Romania, the alleged Libyan rape victim has found a new home.

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July 25, 2011

On Trial for War Crimes, Running for President

Congo’s opposition party names its candidate for November’s election, but it’s unclear how he’ll run from a jail cell in The Hague.

June 14, 2011

Fighting Sexual Violence in Congo’s Refugee Camps

Images from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations are struggling to fight sexual violence.

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May 6, 2011

Could Qaddafi be Charged with Using Rape as a Weapon?

The International Criminal Court is looking into reports of Qaddafi forces carrying Viagra and condoms in their pockets.

March 29, 2011

Born of Rape

In Bosnia, the legacy of rape includes traumatized women and children conceived of violence.

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