The whole essay by Claire Ayelotan
“In war, the victors have an intentional strategy of intimidation, emphasizing their conquest, with chosen targets. As the book teaches us, rape is used as a weapon of war in several ways. A Woman in Berlin, about sexual violence in conflict and in general, raises awareness on the need to prevent it from happening in any environment.
As UN Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab H. Bangura (United Nations, 2013), states about sexual violence, ‘To eradicate it is not a mission impossible.”
Listen to excerpts of the essay and poem by Claire Ayelotan, a feminist and a writer from France.
Moderated by Joanna Czarnecka