For centuries sexual violence in conflict zones has terrorized an untold number of communities. And often it has been considered collateral damage instead of a war crime. Through the power of film and storytelling, an understanding of this global epidemic is now reaching wider audiences and prompting collective action, with an emphasis on ending impunity for perpetrators. Screening this spring at the Council, the new documentary, The Prosecutors follows lawyers from the Congo, to Bosnia, and Colombia in their fight for justice against cases of conflict related-sexual violence. How can victims and witnesses come forward during ongoing armed conflict and give testimony? Can we end the use of this insidious tool of war, and how effective are legal frameworks in prosecuting culprits?
Join the Council and a panel of experts, including filmmaker Leslie Thomas for an exclusive discussion and screening of The Prosecutors.