Gender-Based Violence and Justice in Conflict and Post-Conflict Areas

from onto Research, Analysis, Reports

publication date: 
Jul 24, 2011
Article by the former UNSRVAW adapted from the Keynote Address at a Symposium in March 2010

“War is an inherently patriarchal activity, and rape is one of the most extreme expressions of the patriarchal drive toward masculine domination
over the woman. This patriarchal ideology is further enforced by the aggressive character of the war itself, that is to dominate and control
another nation or people.”