Children born of Rape

New York Times: Rwanda’s Children of Rape Have Come of Age

Twenty-five years after the genocide, its effects are shaping a new generation.

What are the effects of being born of rape in the name of genocide? How are mothers who survived this brutal violence in Rwanda dealing with the trauma and complexities of their lives and the long-lasting, multigenerational impact of what was done to them?

In 2018, I returned to Rwanda to revisit some of the families I met 12 years before when I began a project documenting the stories of women who were raped during the 1994 genocide and the children born of those horrific encounters. The mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were conceived, and the children are speaking for the first time as adults, reflecting on being called “children of the killers” while they were growing up. Click here to read the entire story and absolutely fascinating pictures by Jonathan Torgovnik as appeared in the New York Times today

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Source: The New York Times

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