Lucas 1997 Abuses

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Author: Emma T. Lucas

Title: Sexual Abuses as Wartime Crimes against Women and Children

Subtitle: The Case of Liberia

Journal: Liberian Studies Journal

Volume: 22

Issue: 2

Year: 1997

Pages: 240-260

ISSN: 0024-1989 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Liberian History | Types: Child Sexual Abuse, Wartime Rape / First Liberian Civil War



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Abstract: »Examines the sexual abuse of women and children during times of conflict, in particular the Liberian civil war. Ethnic tensions dating back to the time of colonization by the Americo-Liberians became the fuel for an internalized hatred manifested in sexual violence. In addition to the violent acts themselves, the author explores health concerns such as the spread of HIV/AIDS, the cultural implications associated with sexual crimes, and the implications of these problems for the goal of peaceful unity.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

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