Gender-Based Violence in War

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This chapter opens with a brief discussion of gendered social structures and how they might be mapped onto war(s). The second section discusses the gendered structures and impacts of ‘everyday’ violence in the making and fighting of wars. I then discuss gender-based violence, sex-specific targeting, and women’s violence, and conclude by considering some of the implications of gender-based violence during war for the ways we think about both war and post war justice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on Gender and War
EditorsSimona Sharoni, Julia Welland, Linda Steiner, Jennifer Pederson
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978 1 84980 891 0
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • gender
  • war
  • conflict

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