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War Is Not Over When It's Over

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writer and photographer Ann Jones looks at the aftermath of wars and their impact on women. In 2007, the International Rescue Committee sent Jones to Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East, and she gave cameras to women to document how war had affected their lives. Her book War Is Not Over When It's Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War, reveals the consequences of modern warfare for those most vulnerable.

Comments [5]

akena of afrobeatradio from New York

I understand your frustration Ramatou. The Congolese situation is covered by African reporters at allafrica.com and at IRIN but somehow WNYC can only get their own kind to interview about these subjects, giving the impression to their majority white audience that only white people care, perpetuating a patronising, paternalistic tradition. Also, white people can report on African life and culture but the reverse seems impossible.

Sep. 30 2010 09:32 PM
john from office

Where is the congressional black caucus on this issue, oh right theres no money to be made.

Sep. 30 2010 12:59 PM
Pete

It's grotesque to hear that faith-based charities are so keen to exploit the personal hell of raped women by denying them the drugs they need to end their pregnancies, but hardly surprising. Maybe their 'god' will forgive them but no-one else should.

Sep. 30 2010 12:58 PM
Ernie from Newark, NJ

Does your guest know about the mass rapes in European wars in the recent or distant past? The colonial and Imperial era was very much about the rape of native women.

Sep. 30 2010 12:55 PM
ramatu from brooklyn, ny

as a african woman who is an activist against violence against women, i find ms. jones to be extremely condescending and unhelpful. her overgeneralizing and the blurring of the lines between the conflicts in the very different african countries. its lovely how western women are always in the position to "save", "enlighten" and "discover" the stories of women of color.

Sep. 30 2010 12:55 PM

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