The Bangladeshi war of independence with Pakistan in 1971 left an estimated three million people dead and displaced many more.
At the height of the conflict, rape was commonly used as a weapon of war.
Now, 42 years later, some of the victims are seeking justice. But they face an uphill battle.
A war crimes tribunal has been set up, but critics say the process is flawed with political motives.
Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dhaka.