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Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict: Gender, Society, and the State

Publisher: Wagadu
Publication Date: Jan 2012

Conflict-related sexual violence, once invisible due to patriarchal disregard for women’s experiences in war, has become a central focus for ending violence against women worldwide. This has far-reaching consequences in humanitarian and international criminal law.

In this special issue of Wagadu, a journal of transnational women's and gender studies, social scientists and practitioners investigate the current state of justice for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) during armed conflict and post-hostility transition.

This publication covers a range of cases from across the globe. These include the on-going challenges faced by war babies from Bosnia, who live in the shadows of past atrocities; and the struggles faced by Afghan, Congolese and Rwandese victims of sexual violence. Among other contents is a review of GBV on the US-Mexico border, highlighting the media and public responses.