Tactical Rape in War and Conflict

Tactical Rape in War and Conflict

This is the first book to analyse the use of rape as a tactic of war and international progress away from tacit acceptance to active rejection of this violation of international law.

Author: Brenda Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447326694

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 352

This is the first book to analyse the use of rape as a tactic of war and international progress away from tacit acceptance to active rejection of this violation of international law. Including powerful testimonies of victims, it is a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.
Categories: Political Science

Tactical rape in war and conflict

Tactical rape in war and conflict

I have defined 'tactical rape' because it is a term that encapsulates key elements
in the use of widespread rape as a tactic ... The conflicts being waged towards
the end of the 20th century were described as 'new wars', conflicts in which
attacks ...

Author: Fitzpatrick, Brenda

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447326748

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 159

The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue that needs to be addressed as a threat to human and international security. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance toward active rejection of this violation of international law. Exploring international responses to sexual violence in war, it introduces the main historical facts, theoretical terms and legal developments behind UNSC resolutions on women, peace and security and the emerging practice of international law in this area. It identifies best practice in moving beyond accepting rape in war as inevitable to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women, men, states and the international community. Powerful testimonies of victims are included to bring the issue alive, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.
Categories: Political Science

People s War and Women s Liberation in Nepal

People s War and Women s Liberation in Nepal

Thus rape as a biological instrument of repression has been deliberately and
systematically used in any offensive conflict , war , in order to achieve tactical and
strategic aim . Tactically , rape is used as a weapon to send the message to ...

Author: Hisila Yami

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015070116838

Category: Nepal

Page: 231

View: 970

Categories: Nepal

Conflict and Displacement in Jammu and Kashmir

Conflict and Displacement in Jammu and Kashmir

Sexual violence has historically been used as a tactic of war . Various forms of
sexual violence , especially rape , routinely serve as a tactical function . It acts as
a tool for achieving specific military or political objectives . In States like Sudan ...

Author: Seema Shekhawat

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081825468

Category: Forced migration

Page: 221

View: 930

Impact of arms conflict on women in Jammu and Kashmir, India; a study.
Categories: Forced migration

Gwennie s Girl

Gwennie s Girl

This is a visceral, engaging and demanding debut novel by a well-travelled author with first-hand experience in a variety of war zones. It is the story of Lizzie who is no hero.

Author: Brenda Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Austin Macauley

ISBN: 1528936051

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 835

This is a visceral, engaging and demanding debut novel by a well-travelled author with first-hand experience in a variety of war zones. It is the story of Lizzie who is no hero. She is a coward who has fled Australia, an abusive and loveless existence and the sorrow of being abandoned by her loving mother, Gwennie, and her redoubtable nanna. She lands a job in Geneva, travelling to war zones and refugee camps, and gradually comes to relish her new independence. Physically, Lizzie survives. Emotionally, she shuts down, closing her mind to memories, nursing anger and feeling of guilt, and determined never to let herself be vulnerable again. She has what she thinks is a one-night stand with a war photographer. But eventually she has to choose whether to stay safe in emotional isolation or take another risk--trust someone else. After all, she is Gwennie's and Nanna's girl. The decision is made.
Categories: Fiction

Gender and Civilian Victimization in War

Gender and Civilian Victimization in War

This book explores the role of gender in influencing war-fighting actors’ strategies toward the attack or protection of civilians.

Author: Jessica L. Peet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351968713

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 327

This book explores the role of gender in influencing war-fighting actors’ strategies toward the attack or protection of civilians. Traditional narratives suggest that killing civilians intentionally in wars happens infrequently and that the perpetration of civilian targeting is limited to aberrant actors. Recently, scholars have shown that both state and non-state actors target civilians, even while explicitly deferring to the civilian immunity principle. This book fills a gap in the accounts of how civilian targeting happens and shows that these actors are in large part targeting women rather than some gender-neutral understanding of civilians. It presents a history of civilian victimization in wars and conflicts and then lays out a feminist theoretical approach to understanding civilian victimization. It explores the British Blockade of Germany in World War I, the Soviet ‘Rape of Berlin’ in World War II, the Rwandan genocide, and the contemporary conflict in northeast Nigeria. Across these case studies, the authors lay out that gender is key to how war-fighting actors understand both themselves and their opponents and therefore plays a role in shaping strategic and tactical choices. It makes the argument that seeing women in nationalist and war narratives is crucial to understanding when and how civilians come to be targeted in wars, and how that targeting can be reduced. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security, gender studies, war studies, and International Relations in general.
Categories: Political Science

Gendering Global Conflict

Gendering Global Conflict

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict.

Author: Laura Sjoberg

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231520003

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 589

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states. Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective elevates a number of causal variables in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing, the often overlooked role of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of power, and states' mistaken perception of their own autonomy and unitary nature. Gendering Global Conflict also calls attention to understudied spaces that can be sites of war, such as the workplace, the household, and even the bedroom. Her findings show gender to be a linchpin of even the most tedious and seemingly bland tactical and logistical decisions in violent conflict. Armed with that information, Sjoberg undertakes the task of redefining and reintroducing critical readings of war's political, economic, and humanitarian dimensions, developing the beginnings of a feminist theory of war.
Categories: Political Science

The New Wars

The New Wars

This important new book deals with the changing nature of war in the post-Cold War era and the emergence of new forms of warfare in which warlords, mercenaries and terrorists play an increasingly important role.

Author: Herfried Münkler

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745633367

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

View: 762

This text explores the changing nature of warfare in the post-Cold War era. It examines the emergence of new forms of warfare in which warlords, mercenaries and terrorists play an increasingly important role.
Categories: Political Science

Capital W War

Capital  W  War

A Case for Strategic Principles of War : (because Wars are Conflicts of Societies,
Not Tactical Exercises Writ Large) Joe ... This was soon followed by stories and
accounts of the infamous " Rape of Nanking " 2 when Japanese soldiers and
their ...

Author: Joe Strange

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112004817968

Category: Decision making

Page: 285

View: 348

Categories: Decision making

We Shall Dance Again

We Shall Dance Again

An Analysis of Rape During Conflict Shilpi Gupta ... Hence , as a tactic of ethnic
conflict , rape is uniquely effective . ... For example , during the war in Pakistan ,
one Indian journalist reported a West Pakistani soldier saying , “ Hum ja rahe
hain .

Author: Shilpi Gupta

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3490615

Category:

Page: 238

View: 855

Categories:

Transition

Transition

The untold numbers of children born of those rapes ensure that the pain
associated with the war will last for generations by MICHAEL J . JORDAN APE IS
OFTEN A TOOL OF WAR , BUT humanitarian observers view the incidence of
rape in the Bosnian conflict differently . ... That tactic may have been used again
during July ' s attacks on the so - called safe areas of Zepa and Srebrenica ,
when the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017458014

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page:

View: 542

Categories: Europe, Eastern

Gender and Civilian Victimization in War

Gender and Civilian Victimization in War

"This book explores the role of gender in influencing war-fighting actors' strategies towards the attack or protection of civilians.

Author: Jessica Peet

Publisher:

ISBN: 1315265958

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 530

"This book explores the role of gender in influencing war-fighting actors' strategies towards the attack or protection of civilians. Traditional narratives suggest that killing civilians intentionally in wars happens infrequently, and that the perpetration of civilian targeting is limited to aberrant actors. Recently, scholars have shown that both state and non-state actors target civilians, even while explicitly deferring to the civilian immunity principle. This book fills a gap in the accounts of how civilian targeting happens, and shows that these actors are in large part targeting women rather than some gender-neutral understanding of civilians. It presents a history of civilian victimization in wars and conflicts, and then lays out a feminist theoretical approach to understanding civilian victimization. It explores the British Blockade of Germany in World War I, the Soviet 'Rape of Berlin' in World War II, the Rwandan genocide, and the contemporary conflict in northeast Nigeria. Across these case studies, the authors lay out how gender is key to how war-fighting actors understand both themselves and their opponents, and therefore plays a role in shaping strategic and tactical choices. It makes the argument that seeing women in nationalist and war narratives is crucial to understanding when and how civilians come to be targeted in wars, and how that targeting can be reduced. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security, gender studies, war studies and IR in general"--
Categories: Political Science

Forgetting Children Born of War

Forgetting Children Born of War

Child protection specialists paid little attention to babies born of rape in the 1990s
because those advocates thought of this issue as a subset not of child protection
but of sexual violence , an area in which the women and armed conflict network
was assumed to have primacy . ... In short , because of the organizational ,
tactical , and political constraints within which advocacy organizations operate in
 ...

Author: R. Charli Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002883036

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 461

"Excellent, well-documented, thoughtful, and comprehensive, Forgetting Children Born of War challenges the prevailing discourse on human rights and humanitarian intervention."--ALISON BRYSK, University of California, Irvine.
Categories: History

The State of the World s Refugees 1993

The State of the World s Refugees  1993

It is almost inevitable that one or all par - ties to a conflict will politicize
humanitarian aid , viewing it as a factor that ... Humanitarian assistance becomes
a means of protection in precisely this way : its purpose is to remove the misery of
non - combatants from the tactical calculus of war , and to Box 4 ... Torture , rape ,
provides a set of universal stipulate that all those who are not hostage - taking
and “ ethnic ...

Author: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Publisher: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

ISBN: UCSC:32106017665156

Category: Refugees

Page: 191

View: 669

Includes statistics.
Categories: Refugees

Federal Agency Profiles for Students

Federal Agency Profiles for Students

This conflict proved to be a painful lesson in the need to keep the army prepared
for flexible responses . Judging from the results of the Persian Gulf War ( 1991 )
the army did learn some valuable lessons during the Vietnam War ; adapting ... In
the 1990s , however , as female personnel became increasingly integrated into
the strategic and tactical structures of ... A telephone hot line was set up to collect
other rape and sexual - harassment complaints ; within the first week 4 , 000 calls
 ...

Author: Kelle S. Sisung

Publisher: Gale Group

ISBN: UOM:39015047857993

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 1070

View: 810

Aimed at students needing information on specific departments, agencies and committees of the federal government, this title focuses on both the current workings of the agencies and the historical events and people who shaped them.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The United Nations and the Protection of the Rights of Women 2003

The United Nations and the Protection of the Rights of Women  2003

Rape was used with impunity as a tactical weapon to intimidate and terrorize the
target population . ... In many wars and communal conflicts rape was seen as a
means of humiliating the other side and destroying the sexual purity of their ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000067173662

Category: Women in development

Page:

View: 144

Contains selected UN documents addressing the equality of women including texts of major conventions, treaties, declarations, resolutions and reports.
Categories: Women in development

Your Rights

Your Rights

Uganda has had her fair share long been mischaracterised and rape of hundreds
of thousands of armed conflict both civil and dismissed ... a a bitter reality , " on
top of the In all these conflicts women sexual act , the ignoble act of the
prevalence of rape in war . and girls have ... Rape of women civilians has been
the focus of such attacks . deployed as a tactical weapon to Individuals were
attacked in As a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C094180933

Category: Civil rights

Page:

View: 890

Categories: Civil rights

Deactivating War

Deactivating War

How Societies Demobilise After Armed Conflict Natalia Maria Springer ... In the
affluent West and on its periphery , states coexist according to the rules ; they no
longer threaten one another with war , battles or military reprisals on any scale .
... Widespread slaughter , rape , ethnic cleansing , mutilation , targeted killings ,
rackets , extortion , kidnappings , slavery , brutal attacks and manipulation of
public opinion are the tactics that have spread from Bosnia to Rwanda , from
Chechnya to ...

Author: Natalia Maria Springer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123884848

Category: Armed Forces

Page: 369

View: 381

Categories: Armed Forces

Deviant Behavior 98 99

Deviant Behavior  98 99

In war , rape is often used as both a physical and psychological weapon . ...
Human Rights Watch , found that “ rape of women civilians has been deployed as
a tactical weapon to terrorize civilian ... Studies suggest that tens of thousands of
Muslim and Serbian women in Bosnia have been raped during the conflict there .

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0697391329

Category: Deviant behavior

Page: 240

View: 208

Categories: Deviant behavior

Annual Editions

Annual Editions

In war , rape is often used as both a physical and psychological weapon . ...
Human Rights Watch , found that “ rape of women civilians has been deployed as
a tactical weapon to terrorize civilian ... Studies suggest that tens of thousands of
Muslim and Serbian women in Bosnia have been raped during the conflict there .

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 0697373614

Category: Sociology

Page: 256

View: 263

Categories: Sociology