The Men Who Killed Me : Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence

The Men Who Killed Me: Rwandan Survivors of Sexual Violence

Anne-Marie De Brouwer, Eve Ensler, Sandra Chu, Stephen Lewis, Stephen Muscati
$25.95 Regular price


A searing testimonial to the horrors of sexual violence in war -- a littleknown aspect of the Rwandan tragedy.

In the hundred days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda between April and July 1994, an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in the presence of their grandchildren; young girls watched the massacre of their families before being taken as sex slaves. To a lesser extent, boys and men also fell victim to sexual violence.

Fifteen years after the Rwandan genocide, The Men Who Killed Me features testimonials from seventeen survivors. Through their narratives and portraits, sixteen women and one man bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others. In their strength and courage, they challenge the stigma of surviving sexual violence and living with HIV/AIDS (an astonishing 70 per cent of survivors are HIV positive).

Proceeds from this book will go to Mukomeze, a charitable organization established to improve the lives of girls and women who survived sexual violence in the Rwandan genocide.


 


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926812472
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 23/03/2012
BISAC Subject(s):: POL035010-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights,PHO014000-PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries,BIO022000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women 
:

Description


A searing testimonial to the horrors of sexual violence in war -- a littleknown aspect of the Rwandan tragedy.

In the hundred days of genocide that ravaged Rwanda between April and July 1994, an estimated 250,000 to 500,000 women and girls were raped. No one was spared. Grandmothers were raped in the presence of their grandchildren; young girls watched the massacre of their families before being taken as sex slaves. To a lesser extent, boys and men also fell victim to sexual violence.

Fifteen years after the Rwandan genocide, The Men Who Killed Me features testimonials from seventeen survivors. Through their narratives and portraits, sixteen women and one man bear witness to the crimes committed against hundreds of thousands of others. In their strength and courage, they challenge the stigma of surviving sexual violence and living with HIV/AIDS (an astonishing 70 per cent of survivors are HIV positive).

Proceeds from this book will go to Mukomeze, a charitable organization established to improve the lives of girls and women who survived sexual violence in the Rwandan genocide.


 

Details


Douglas & McIntyre
ISBN: 9781926812472
Electronic book text
x  -  pp
Publication Date: 23/03/2012
BISAC Subject(s):: POL035010-POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights,PHO014000-PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries,BIO022000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women 
: