There’s been plenty of talk lately about sexual assault in the U.S. military. I have a friend who has been trying for years to share the stories of women who have been the victims of war rape.
When she and I were seniors at Kalamazoo College, Ivana Ivkovic helped put on an impressive feminist conference that gave voice to the plight of women around the world, including those in her ancestral homeland of Croatia. Now, after working in film for several years and having a child in 2011, she’s working to raise money for a documentary film on the topic of war rape. It’s called Persephone Speaks: The Forgotten Women of Bosnia.
She’s met her minimum goal of $12,000, but just flying to Europe could eat up a lot of that!
I’ve seen Ivana’s passion on this topic for close to twenty years now, and I hope she reaches her dream of sharing this important story with the world.
Check out her project on Kickstarter and make your donation before the project closes a midnight Thursday, May 23rd!