Sexual Violence During War and Peace: Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru

TitleSexual Violence During War and Peace: Gender, Power, and Post-Conflict Justice in Peru
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsBoesten, Jelke
Number of Pages231
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
CityNew York
Abstract

Using the Peruvian internal armed conflict as a case study, this book examines wartime rape and how it reproduces and reinforces existing hierarchies. Jelke Boesten argues that effective responses to sexual violence in wartime are conditional upon profound changes in legal frameworks and practices, institutions, and society at large. 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.

Spanish edition: Violencia Sexual en la Guerra y en la Paz: Género, Poder y Justicia Posconflicto en el Perú

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