The weapon of rape 20 years later


Twenty years ago tomorrow, the war in Bosnia started with the siege in Sarajevo. It’s an anniversary that’s mostly being ignored by many news organizations. The CBC is not one of them.

Today, it’s presenting a compelling documentary about the effects of the war, forgotten by many, but not forgotten by many women. They can’t forget. Their children are the result of a campaign of rape.

Warning: This is not easy listening.

Find the full documentary here.

(File photo/ Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Jim Shapiro

    There’s war, and then there’s genocide.

    I’m not in the mood to listen to the story, but I hope the children are being raised in a loving, supportive environment. Life’s tough enough as it is.

  • Sam

    Thanks for this, Bob. I was in high school when this atrocity occurred, and I was lucky enough to have history teachers prescient enough to demand that we pay attention to it, even as most of the US was only interested in how it would affect President Clinton’s political fortunes. It’s so easy to forget how lucky we are just to live in a place where rape is a crime, and not a state-sanctioned method of control and punishment.