Bosnian War
[Trigger Warning] Why This Bosnian Woman Kept Her Child Conceived By Rape

In this interview, a Bosnian woman named Leila explains her decision to keep the child she became pregnant with after being raped in captivity. During the Bosnian War, the Army of the Republika Srpska is believed to have raped over 50,000 Bosnian Muslim women. After the war, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia declared the policy of genocidal rape a “crime against humanity.”

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Submitted by: Phoebe Goldenberg
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