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Author: Ellen J. Kennedy

Title: Women and Genocide

Subtitle: Ending Impunity for Sexual Violence

In: Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life

Edited by: Ronald E. Anderson

Place: Cham

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Year: 2017

Pages: 319-334

Series: Social Indicators Research Series 67

ISBN-13: 9783319513904 (print) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9783319513911 (online) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century, 21st Century | African History: Rwandan History; Asian History: Iraqi History, Syrian History, Turkish History; European History: Bosnian History, German History | Types: Forced Prostitution / German Camp Brothels in World War II; Types: Genocidal Rape / Armenian Genocide, The Holocaust, Rwandan Genocide, Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL; Types: Wartime Sexual Violence / Bosnian War



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– »Ellen Kennedy argues that women and girls are the heart of a culture and hence are targeted and victimized during genocides and mass atrocities. Such strikes provoke fear and intimidation, prevent the possibility of retaliation, break up families, destroy communities, and change the ethnic identity of subsequent generations. Her chapter explores epidemics of violence against women during some of the major genocides of the twentieth century, including the Armenian genocide during World War I, the Ravensbruck women's concentration camp during the Holocaust, the "rape camps" in Bosnia in the 1990s war, the rape of more thatn 500,000 Rwandan women during the 1994 genocide, and sexual slavery of Yazidi women and girls in Syria and Iraq by ISIS. She notes that change has occurred from the increased numbers of women prosecutors and judges in national and international tribunals, an increased attention to "gender justice" on a global scale, and clarity of the penalties of such crimes. They all provide deterrence for future sexual violence against women, and promote some measure of justice and the alleviation of suffering.« (Source: Ronald E. Anderson. »A Worldview of the Alleviation of Suffering.« Alleviating World Suffering: The Challenge of Negative Quality of Life. Edited by Ronald E. Anderson .Cham 2017: 28)

– »Women and girls are the heart of a culture and a society and hence are targeted and victimized during genocides and mass atrocities. Such strikes provoke fear and intimidation; prevent the possibility of retaliation; break up families; destroy communities; and change the ethnic identity of subsequent generations. This chapter explores epidemics of violence against women during some of the major genocides of the twentieth century, including the Armenian genocide during World War I; the Ravensbruck women’s concentration camp during the Holocaust; the ‘rape camps’ in Bosnia in the 1990s war; the rape of more than 500,000 Rwandan women during the 1994 genocide; and sexual slavery of Yazidi women and girls in Syria and Iraq by ISIS. This investigation examines prosecutions for these crimes as part of a profound legal shift towards ending impunity for perpetrators of violence against women and girls. This change is influenced, in part, by the increased numbers of women prosecutors and judges in national and international tribunals, an increased attention to ‘gender justice’ on a global scale, and clarity of the penalties of such crimes, all of which provide deterrence for future sexual violence against women, and promote some measure of justice and the alleviation of suffering.« (Source: SpringerLink)

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Rwanda | History of Asia: History of Iraq, History of Syria, History of Turkey | History of Europe: History of Bosnia and Herzegovina | History of Europe: History of Germany / Nazi Germany | Genocide: Armenian Genocide / Rape during the Armenian Genocide | Genocide: The Holocaust / Jewish women in the Holocaust | History of Europe: Bosnian genocide | History of Europe: Rwandan genocide / Rape during the Rwandan Genocide | History of Europe: Genocide of Yazidis by ISIL / Sexual violence in the Iraqi insurgency | Sex and the law: Genocidal rape, Wartime sexual violence | War: Bosnian War / Rape during the Bosnian War