Intended Consequences: Rwanda's Children of Rape
April 20, 2009 12:28 PM Subscribe
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It is estimated that 20,000 children were born as the result of rape during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide
that claimed the lives of over 800,000 Tutsis. Many of these women also contracted HIV/AIDS as a result. Not only do the mothers have to live with memories of this incredibly horrible event, but they along with their children are shunned by other Tutsi survivors.
Photographer Jonathan Torgovnik
photographed and documented the stories of several of these women and their children in his new book Intended Consequences. He has also created Foundation Rwanda
to help these families pay the $150 annual fee for their children's educations.
Disclaimer: The title of this post and some of the content is based on an article in the current issue of American Photo which is currently only in print and not yet online.