The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) is excited to be hosting a conversation with Dr. Nusrat Rabbee, author of War Heroines Speak: The Rape of Bangladeshi Women in 1971 War of Independence. During this session, participants will learn about the use of rape as a weapon of genocide in the war of 1971, and how it impacted not only the women, but also society in post-war Bangladesh. Dr. Rabbee will explore where women's rights and status are currently in Bangladesh, and what is currently being done to acknowledge gender-based violence in the country. She will also discuss how the events of 1971 connect to the movement to end gender-based violence today, across the world and in the United States. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and reflect on your own experience as an advocate or ally in this field during this dialogue.