During the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, a large number of women were victims of sexual violence used as a weapon of war, and some 20,000 children were born as a result of the rapes they endured. Jonathan Torgovnik interviewed a number of the women and photographed them with their children, publishing Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape in 2009). Published as Disclosure: Rwandan Children Born of Rape, this project continues to highlight the use of sexual violence as a weapon and its consequences. It is a tortuous and profound trauma that affects the children born as a result and is also passed down to future generations. In revisiting these families, Torgovnik has uncovered a difficult but meaningful story with powerful implications. It is a story of hope and forgiveness, of fragility, and of the deep trauma and effects of genocide.

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