Gender and War
This book explores and challenges common assumptions about gender, conflict, and post-conflict situations. It critically examines the gendered aspects of international and transitional justice processes by subverting traditional understandings of how wars are waged, the power dynamics involved, and the experiences of victims. The book also highlights the gendered stereotypes that underpin the (mis)perceptions about gender and war in order to reveal the multi-dimensional nature of modern conflicts and their aftermaths.
Featuring contributions from academics in law, criminology, international relations, politics and psychology, as well as legal practitioners in the field, Gender and War offers a unique and multi-disciplinary insight into contemporary understandings of conflict and explores the potential for international and transitional justice processes to evolve in order to better acknowledge diverse and gendered experiences of modern conflicts.
This book provides the reader with international and interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of international law, conflict, gender and transitional justice.
- Part I. Women's Involvement in Armed Conflict
- How and Why Women Participate in Armed Conflict
- Female Perpetrators in the Former Yugoslav Republic and Rwanda
- Female War Crime Perpetrators in Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Part II. Men and Children's Experiences of Armed Conflict
- Towards a Gender Analysis of Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Conflict
- Children and Armed Conflict
- Part III. Gendered Experiences of International Criminal Justice
- Gender, Enslavement and War Economies in Sierra Leone
- Male Victims and Female Perpetrators of Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Prosecuting Sexual and Gender-Based Crimes in the International Criminal Court
- Reparations for Gendered Harms at the International Criminal Court
- Part IV. Gendered Experiences of Transitional Justice
- Children in Transitional Justice Processes
- Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in Kosovo
- Staying the Course
- Part V. Conclusions