Lynn Nottage: The decision to get on the plane to go to East Africa really came as a result of not being able to find any information, and that anger and that frustration.  When I arrived in East Africa and began interviewing women, I became even more frustrated and angry because I thought, “These stories need to be amplified.  How can so many women be experiencing similar levels of exploitation and gender‑specific violence and none of us know that it’s happening?”  If you remember, the war in Democratic Republic of Congo, I think by the time it ended 6.5 million people had died.  It was the largest war since World War II, and half of those people who were victims were women who never picked up arms and weren’t instigators of the conflict and yet were victims.