In many countries, war is played out on the bodies of women. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, more than 200,000 rapes have been documented since the mid-'90s. And in other countries, long after the fighting has stopped, violence against women continues. Today Latitudes highlights people and projects responding to this violence and trying to end it, from Afghanistan to Liberia to the United States.
This week's host
Rachel Louise Snyder
is the best-selling author of "Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade (WW Norton)." She is also the host and executive producer of the weekly public radio program "The Global Guru," which uncovers mysteries of global culture around the world. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Travel & Leisure, the New Republic, and Slate, among others, and she received a 2006 Overseas Press Award for her work on the public radio show "This American Life." She lived in London for two years, before moving to Cambodia for an accidental six, and recently relocated to Washington, D.C., where she is an assistant professor of literature in the MFA program at American University.