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Happy International World Women’s Day!

Tuesday March 8th was International Women’s Day. It was, in fact, the 100th International Women’s Day, although the UN only recognized it in the 1970s.  This day is set aside to marvel out how far women have come and to highlight the continuing injustices.  In many parts of the world, …

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Women as Perpetrators

Assigning gender identities to perpetrators of wartime sexual violence is a problematic affair. The evolution of modern warfare has ensured that the attributes that have traditionally distinguished men and women are becoming increasingly blurred. Gender can be described as a social construct that is influenced by a variety of different …

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Bush Wives

“Rape as a Weapon of War” is undoubtedly the most cruel war tactic. As a kind of slow death, it is designed to destroy communities as a tool of ethnic cleansing. One method is through the childbirth of different citizens (as in the case of Bosnia). Another may be through …

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