Listening to the Silences: Women And War

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Helen Durham, Tracey Gurd
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2005 - 276 pagini
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Challenging the perception that women are exclusively the victims, the caregivers or the passive supporters of men in times of armed conflict, "Listening to the Silences: Women and War" exposes the reader to a diversity of women's voices. These voices, both personal and academic, demonstrate that women are increasingly taking on less 'traditional' roles during war, and that these roles are multifaceted, complicated and sometimes contradictory. The experiences of a judge, forensic anthropologist, survivor of sexual slavery, soldier, activist, journalist, humanitarian worker and others provide the reader with the opportunity to consider the depth of women's involvement in armed conflict. Their voices highlight the fact that the international community at large has historically failed to listen to women, even as they have tried to tell their own individual tales of horror, heroism, courage, devastation, betrayal, violence and integrity during armed conflict. Concurrently the book examines in detail the legal infrastructure in this area, including debates on the adequacy of international law; developments in jurisprudence and the implementation of international resolutions. This book reveals that responses to women's requirements during times of war will continue to be inadequate so long as we persist in silencing these differing perspectives and fail to take account of women's dynamic and changing needs during war. "Listening to the Silences: Women and War" is a collection of women's voices, each of which makes a unique contribution to a topic that is gathering international momentum and interest. The perspectives of these women greatly enhance our understanding of the gendered dimensionsof armed conflict - they help to move the discourse beyond silence and towards inclusion, greater understanding and peace.

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Listening to Womens Voices
1
Fifty Years of Silence Cry of the Raped
3
The Roses
9
Combat Operations in Iraq An Australian Soldiers Perspective
15
The Impact of Armed Conflict on Women
21
Sri Lanka First The Business of Peace
37
Womens Role in Peacemaking Personal Experiences
43
How Does Law and Practice Affect How We Hear Womens Voices?
51
Women and Armed Conflict The Response of International Humanitarian Law
109
The Jurisprudence of International War Crimes Tribunals Securing Gender Justice for Some Survivors
125
The Other Voices Interpreters and Investigators of Sexual Violence in International Criminal Prosecutions
155
Small Conversations Can Lead to Big Changes
165
Facilitating Womens Voices in Truth Recovery An Assessment of Womens Participation and the Integration of a Gender Perspective in Truth Commi...
171
How Can We Use Womens Voices to Create and Perpetuate Peace and Security?
223
Engendering the Peace Process Womens Role in Peace building and Conflict Resolution
225
Fine Lines of Transformation Afghan Women Working for Peace
243

Sexual Violence during Wartime
53
GenderBased Violence among Conflictaffected Populations Humanitarian Program Responses
67
Reporting on Women during Armed Conflict A War Journalists Perspective
89
International Humanitarian Law and the Protection of Women
95
Moving beyond Silence Women Waging Peace
251
Index
273
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Helen Durham is the Legal Adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for the Pacific. She has a Law and Arts degree (1992) and a Doctorate of Juridical Science (1999) from The University of Melbourne.
Tracey Gurd works as a Program Coordinator with the International Justice section of the Open Society Justice Initiative in New York. She received a combined Law and Arts degree from A.N.U. (Canberra, 1998) and her Masters in Public and International Law (2002) from The University of Melbourne.

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