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Sexual Violence During War and Peace: Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru (Studies of the Americas)


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The idea that rape is widely used as a weapon of war has taken root in international institutions, influencing how post-conflict justice and transitional justice are perceived and pursued. Despite this global attention, there has been no progress eradicating or even mitigating sexual violence in war or in peace and very little progress prosecuting crimes of sexual violence. With particular reference to post-conflict justice, this book asks what sexual violence means from a socio-political perspective and in what ways contemporary "peacetime" violence is linked to wartime rape. Evidence from Peru and the internal armed conflict of 1980-2000 shows that acts of wartime rape are deeply embedded in existing configurations of gender and power and that sexual violence serves not only wartime terror but also peacetime hierarchies.

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Jelke Boesten is Senior Lecturer in International Development and Emerging Economies at the International Development Institute, King's College London, UK. She has published extensively on gender-based violence in Peru and teaches a wide range of courses related to gender and development. Her previous book, Intersecting Inequalities: Gender and Social Policy in Per u, reflects on how policy often reproduces the inequalities it aims to challenge.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Sexual Violence in War
3. Sexual Violence and the Reproduction of Inequalities
4. Transitional Justice, Truths, and Narratives of Violence
5. Impunity
6. Peacetime Violence
7. Sexual Violence and Post-conflict Justice

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Boesten, Jelke
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Public Policy
Gender Studies
Violence in Society
ence in Society
Politics - General
Studies of the Americas
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