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.
When Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe first started reporting on sexual abuse in her country, the language didn’t even have a word for “rape.”
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.
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.
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.
After stops in Tunisia, Qatar and Romania, the alleged Libyan rape victim has found a new home.
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.
Images from the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations are struggling to fight sexual violence.
The International Criminal Court is looking into reports of Qaddafi forces carrying Viagra and condoms in their pockets.