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Conflict-related violence against women: transforming transition

Swaine, Aisling ORCID: 0000-0002-5782-5084 (2018) Conflict-related violence against women: transforming transition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. ISBN 9781107106345

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Identification Number: 10.1017/9781316226964


By comparatively assessing three conflict-affected jurisdictions (Liberia, Northern Ireland and Timor-Leste), Conflict-Related Violence against Women empirically and theoretically expands current understanding of the form and nature of conflict-time harms impacting women. The 'violences' that occur in conflict beyond strategic rape are first identified. Employing both a disaggregated and an aggregated approach, relations between forms of violence within and across each context's pre-, mid- and post-conflict phase are then assessed, identifying connections and distinctions in violence. Swaine highlights a wider spectrum of conflict-related violence against women than is currently acknowledged. She identifies a range of forces that simultaneously push open and close down spaces for addressing violence against women through post-conflict transitional justice. The book proposes that in the aftermath of conflict, a transformation rather than a transition is required if justice is to play a role in preventing gendered violence before conflict and its appearance during and after conflict.

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2018 Cambridge University Press
Divisions: Gender Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JX International law
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2017 16:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2024 22:36

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