The Gendered Targeting of Women in Genocides: Using Intersectional Theory to Explore Genocidal Sexual Violence

12 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2006

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Fiona de Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

This paper investigates the use of genocidal sexual violence from the perspective of trying to understand the reasons why women, in particular, are targeted in this specific way in genocide. I use the word 'explore' in substitution for the word 'explain' in my paper title, because to explain is almost to legitimise or to rationalise, whereas the aim of this paper is to identify the scenarios or relations in society that give rise to this kind of violence and, by so doing, identify targets for societal reconstruction thereby, hopefully, reducing the potential for the use of genocidal sexual violence.

Keywords: Genocide, Women, Human Rights, Intersectionality

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

de Londras, Fiona, The Gendered Targeting of Women in Genocides: Using Intersectional Theory to Explore Genocidal Sexual Violence (June 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=905783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.905783

Fiona De Londras (Contact Author)

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=99740

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