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Title:ASR Forum: the case of gender-based violence: assessing the impact of international human rights rhetoric on African lives
Editors:Dewey, SusanISNI
Germain, Tonia St.ISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:African Studies Review (ISSN 1555-2462)
Volume:55
Issue:2
Pages:29-146
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Liberia
Rwanda
South Africa
Uganda
Subjects:sexual offences
criminal law
homosexuality
human rights
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/african_studies_review/v055/55.2.dewey.pdf
Abstract:This special ASR forum, 'The case of gender-based violence: assessing the impact of international human rights rhetoric on African lives', grounds itself in the notion that gender relations (and, indeed, gendered social norms) can undergo significant transformation in zones of conflict or in other contexts of extreme socioeconomic and political instability. The case studies in this forum are based upon research in Rwanda, Congo, Uganda, South Africa, and Liberia. Contributions: Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain: Introduction; Dunia Prince Zongwe: The new sexual violence legislation in the Congo: dressing indelible scars on human dignity; Judith L. Singleton: The South African Sexual Offences Act and local meanings of coercion and consent in KwaZulu Natal: universal human rights?; Kristen Cheney: Locating neocolonialism, 'tradition', and human rights in Uganda's 'gay death penalty'; Jennie E. Bumet: Situating sexual violence in Rwanda (1990-2001): sexual agency, sexual consent, and the political economy of war; Sharon Abramowitz and Mary H. Moran: International human rights, gender-based violence, and local discourses of abuse in postconflict Liberia: a problem of 'culture'? [ASC Leiden abstract]

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