Added: June 4, 2016 – Last updated: June 4, 2016

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Author: Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi

Title: Breaking the Protracted Silence about Genocidal Rape in Kosova

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In: Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

Edited by: JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee

Place: Toronto

Publisher: Women's Press

Year: 2016

Pages: 213-244

ISBN-13: 9780889615823 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615847 (EPUB) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780889615830 (PDF) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | European History: Serbian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Kosovo War; Victims: Silence



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Abstract: »Shirley Cloyes DioGuardi's chapter, "Breaking the Protracted Silence about Genocidal Rape in Kosova," takes a unique direction with her focus on domestic violence, patriarchy, and lack of agency for women even before the onset of the genocide. After the genocide the Kosovar women, for the most part, were encouraged to stay silent about what had happened to them. Their husbands and families did not want the shame and loss of honour that they believed rape placed on the family unit, in some cases indicating it was better if the woman died fighting rather than returning home as a victim of rape. Not only did their husbands or families want them to remain silent about their experiences during the genocide, but even the NATO allies negotiating the end of the fighting did not want women talking about it. Where do you turn when everyone is trying to silence you?« (JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz and Donna Gosbee. »Introduction.« Women and Genocide: Gendered Experience of Violence, Survival, and Resistance. Edited by JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz et al. Toronto 2016: 10)

Wikipedia: History of Europe: History of Kosovo, History of Serbia | Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence | War: Kosovo War