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Editors: Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford, Donna Sharkey, and Obijiofor Aginam

Title: Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies

Subtitle: International Agendas and African Contexts

Place: New York, NY, and London

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2014

Pages: 290pp.

Series: Routledge African Studies 18

ISBN-13: 9781138019522 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781315772950 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | African History | Types: Wartime Rape



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Obijiofor Aginam, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University

Doris E. Buss, Department of Law and Legal Studies, Carleton University

Blair Rutherford, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University


  Preface: On the Duty to Face Sexual Violence and Conflict (p. xi)
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
  Acknowledgements (p. xv)
Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: Situating International Agendas and Their African Contexts
  1   Seeing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: The Limits of Visibility (p. 3)
Doris Buss
  2   The Political Economy of War: What Women Need to Know (p. 28)
Meredeth Turshen
Sexual Violence and Conflict: Civil Society Perspectives on Patterns, Causes, and Solutions
  3   Sexual Violence Patterns, Causes, and Possible Solutions: An Interview with Kudakwashe Chitsike, Research and Advocacy Unit, Zimbabwe, and Jessica Nkuuhe, Independent Consultant, Uganda (p. 43)
Kudakwashe Chitsike and Jessica Nkuuhe
  4   Sexual Violence Patterns, Causes, and Possible Solutions: An Interview with Julienne Lusenge, Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix Intégrale (SOFEPADI), Democratic Republic of Congo (p. 58)
Sexual Violence and Harm: From Conflict to Post-Conflict Societies
  5   Gendered Insecurity and the Enduring Impacts of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Northern Uganda (p. 69)
Rebecca Tiessen and Lahoma Thomas
  6   Through War to Peace: Sexual Violence and Adolescent Girls (p. 86)
Donna Sharkey
  7   Ritual and Reintegration of Young Women Formerly Abducted as Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda (p. 99)
Christine Mbabazi Mpyangu
  8   Considering Gender Relations and Culture in the Psychosocial Adaptation of Individuals and Communities Affected by Sexualized Violence in African Conflicts (p. 111)
Sophie C. Yohani
Representing Harms and the Trouble with (Victim) Categories
  9   Sexual Violence, Female Agencies, and Sexual Consent: Complexities of Sexual Violence in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide (p. 131)
Jennie E. Burnet
  10   The Representation of Rape by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (p. 145)
Valerie Oosterveld
  11   Justice and Reparations for Rwanda's Enfants (p. 158)
Sandra Le Courtois
  12   On Transitional Justice Entrepreneurs and the Production of Victims (p. 169)
Tshepo Madlingozi
The Gender of Security
  13   A Gendered Reading of Security and Security Reform in Post-Conflict Societies (p. 193)
Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Naomi Cahn, and Dina Haynes
  14   Security Sector Reform in Africa: A Lost Opportunity to Deconstruct Militarized Masculinities? (p. 216)
Yaliwe Clarke
  15   Women Peacekeepers and UNPOL Officers in the Fight against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Post-Conflict Zones (p. 231)
Sophie Toupin
Post-Conflict Development and International Agendas
  16   Development and Its Discontents: Ending Violence against Women in Post-Conflict Liberia (p. 249)
Pamela Scully
  17   International Assistance to Combat Sexual Violence in the Congo: Placing Congolese Women at the Heart of the Process! (p. 264)
Denis Tougos
  Contributors (p. 277)
  Index (p. 285)

Description: »This book brings together a unique blend of researchers, civil society and community activists all working on different aspects of conflict sexual violence on the African continent. The contributions included here offer a detailed reading of the social and political climate within which some patterns of sexual violence unfold, and the increased policy and institutional responses shaping post-conflict environments. The chapters are organized around three main themes: the continuities between conflict sexual violence and post-conflict insecurity; the troubling category of "victim" and its representation in post-conflict settings; and the international contexts – such as international programming, aid and justice interventions – that shape how conflict sexual violence is addressed. The authors come to the topic from various academic disciplines - anthropology, gender studies, law, and psychology - and from different non-academic contexts, including civil society organizations in affected regions, and policy and activist organizations in the Global North. Collectively the chapters in this volume offer complex and detailed analysis of some of the debates and dynamics shaping contemporary understandings of conflict sexual violence, highlighting, in turn, new insights and emerging topics on which further research and advocacy is needed.« (Source: Routledge)

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