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Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women (EPUB ebook)

By Lamb, Christina

'A wake-up call ... These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world's indifference.' Amal Clooney From award-winning war reporter and co-author of I Am Malala, this is the first major account to address the scale of rape and sexual violence in modern con...flict. Christina Lamb has worked in war and combat zones for over thirty years. In Our Bodies, Their Battlefield she gives voice to the women of conflicts, exposing how in today's warfare, rape is used by armies, terrorists and militias as a weapon to humiliate, oppress and carry out ethnic cleansing. Speaking to survivors first-hand, Lamb encounters the suffering and bravery of women in war and meets those fighting for justice. From Southeast Asia where 'comfort women' were enslaved by the Japanese during World War Two to the Rwandan genocide, when an estimated quarter of a million women were raped, to the Yazidi women and children of today who witnessed the mass murder of their families before being enslaved by ISIS. Along the way Lamb uncovers incredible stories of heroism and resistance, including the Bosnian women who have hunted down more than a hundred war criminals, the Aleppo beekeeper rescuing Yazidis and the Congolese doctor who has risked his life to treat more rape victims than anyone else on earth. Rape may be as old as war but it is a preventable crime. Bearing witness does not guarantee it won't happen again, but it can take away any excuse that the world simply didn't know.
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ISBN 9780008300029
Published 5 Mar 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780008300029
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Lamb, Christina
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
Social & Cultural History
Sexual Abuse
Politics & Government
Warfare & Defence
War Crimes
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 364.1532
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women and war
NBS Text True Military / Combat Stories
ONIX Text General/trade