What We Are Reading Today Our Bodies, Their Battlefields
This is a searing account of women’s suffering during war time.
Rape, Christina Lamb writes, is the “most neglected” war crime of the 1949 Geneva Convention.
“The Rwandan conviction of Mayor Akaseyu, who himself was directly responsible for the rape and killing of Tutsis, is touted as the first war case where a highprofile person was punished along with rape charges,” said a review in goodreads.com. “Going further, the tales of atrocities committed by Serbians against the Bosnian Muslims shows how neighbors and acquaintances take part in crime against women without any remorse,” said the review. It added: “There are also narratives of the Rohingya women at Cox Bazaar, Bangladesh who had suffered hardships in the hands of the Burmese military.”
The review said: “In the wake of the #MeToo movement, rape crimes have begun to be treated seriously, however the author contends that conviction of such crimes during war time is still very minimal and serious steps are needed to overcome this mindset.”