API-GBV is excited to be hosting a conversation with Dr. Nusrat Rabbee, author of War Heroines Speak: The Rape of Bangladeshi Women in 1971 War of Independence. During this session, you will learn about the use of rape as a weapon of genocide in the war of 1971, and how it impacted not only the women, but also society in post-war Bangladesh. Dr. Rabbee will explore where women's rights and status are currently in Bangladesh, and what is currently being done to acknowledge gender-based violence in the country. She will also discuss how the events of 1971 connect to the movement to end gender-based violence today, across the world and in the United States. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and reflect on your own experience as an advocate or ally in this field during this dialogue.
War Heroines Speak tells the heroic and sorrowful stories of 7 women survivors who were subjected to rape and torture by Pakistani army during the 1971 Bangladesh war.
War Heroines Speak is available for purchase at bookstores and: https://www.amazon.com/War-Heroines-Speak-Bangladeshi-Independence-ebook/dp/B08T1BGDHG
This webinar is made possible by Grant Number 90EV0430 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services