The use of rape as a deliberate tactic of war is a serious human rights issue. This ground-breaking book is the first to analyse its use as an act of war against civilians and international progress away from tacit acceptance to active rejection of this violation of international law. Powerful testimonies of victims are included, making this a much-needed volume for academic and professional communities.
Brenda Fitzpatrick is a writer with extensive experience in refugee camps and conflict zones. Working with humanitarian organisations, she helped bring international attention to widespread tactical rape and sexual violence in war.
Introduction; Tactical rape and sexual violence in conflict; The context; Critical commentary; Tactical rape in the former Yugoslavia; Tactical rape and genocide in Rwanda; UNSCR 1325; After UNSCR 1325 at the UNSC; Women and security; Significant progress and ongoing challenges; Bibliography.