One of the fiercest advocates for wartime rape survivors is Feride Rushiti, a physician who is executive director of the Kosovo Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims in the capital, Pristina. “I remember hearing one rape survivor call herself a bag full of garbage,” Rushiti says. “I heard children tell their mothers, ‘It was better to find you dead than to see you raped.'”

One of the fiercest advocates for wartime rape survivors is Feride Rushiti, a physician who is executive director of the Kosovo Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims in the capital, Pristina. “I remember hearing one rape survivor call herself a bag full of garbage,” Rushiti says. “I heard children tell their mothers, ‘It was better to find you dead than to see you raped.'”