Tag: sexual violence

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 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.

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.

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.

December 1, 2010

Art From the Ashes of Ruin

Playwright and activist Lynn Nottage explains how after interviewing survivors of Congo’s civil war in 2004, she was inspired to write Ruined, which earned her a Pulitzer Prize. Mixing “passion, purpose and art,” Nottage hopes the play will impact people long after curtain-down.