Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: Breaking the silence on rape as a weapon of war

As a foreign correspondent, Christina Lamb has highlighted the personal sufferings of individuals caught up in conflicts around the world. In her new book, she focuses on how rape is used as a deliberate strategy to humiliate women and devastate their communities

Syrian Yazidi women march during a demonstration against Islamic State (IS) attacks. The plight of a Yazidi woman who was ‘sold’ 11 times by IS fighters is described in Christina Lamb’s book. Picture:Getty


Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

By Christina Lamb

William Collins

There is something Christina Lamb once said in a documentary that tells you all you need to know about why her journalism is award-winning. She appeared online in a short 2015 video called Bringing the World to Britain to talk about her work as a foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times.

As she unpacked the contents of her “war bag”, ...