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Authors: Regina Mühlhäuser and Gaby Zipfel

Title: Forschungsverbund „Sexuelle Gewalt in bewaffneten Konflikten“

Subtitle: -

Translation: Research Association „Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts”

Journal: L'Homme: Europäische Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Year: January 2010

Pages: 85-87

ISSN: 1016-362X – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 2194-5071 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: German

Keywords: Types: Wartime Rape



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Regina Mühlhäuser, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Hamburg Institute for Social Research) –, ResearchGate, Wikipedia

Gaby Zipfel, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (Hamburg Institute for Social Research)

Abstract: »The article discusses research on sexual violence committed during situations of armed conflict and the recognition that, rather than be marginalized, such violence should be seen as a deliberate tactic of warfare aimed at demoralizing the collective enemy and rewarding or psychically strengthening the combatants. The examples of conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda in the 1970s are cited as theaters for such sexual violence that have gained the attention of international justice organizations who view these sexual attacks as crimes against humanity, genocide, or war crimes. Workshops and research projects on this theme are discussed.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Wikipedia: Types of rape: Wartime sexual violence