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The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone

Megan MacKenzie

The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone

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Published by Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria .
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This paper builds on the work of feminist theorists and points out that mainstream depictions of war are among the most glaring examples of the exclusion of the experiences and voices of women. The paper represents a portion of research conducted over a two-month period in Sierra Leone at the end of 2005, when over 50 female soldiers in Makeni between the ages of 18 and 32 were interviewed. It details five areas of silence that need to be exposed, highlights the stigma associated with wartime rape, and argues that by not identifying rape as a tactic of war and discussing children born of rape, these issues become relegated to the margins of conflict, development and security studies. The paper depicts insights that have been largely absent from dominant discourses on the war in Sierra Leone and calls for the recognition of the multiple types of violence and insecurity that women and children face both during and after conflict. The transitional recovery period provides a critical opportunity for the positive transformation of gender relations. Understanding and acknowledging women"s experiences of conflict is crucial to achieving representative and effective post-conflict policies.

Edition Notes

StatementMegan MacKenzie
SeriesISS paper -- 203, ISS papers -- no. 203.
ContributionsInstitute for Security Studies (South Africa)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2010/40608
The Physical Object
Pagination14 p. ;
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24576715M
LC Control Number2009404746
OCLC/WorldCa505281654

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The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone by Megan MacKenzie Download PDF EPUB FB2

Th e international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone INTRODUCTION Th e emphasis of ‘immediate’ and ‘hard’ security issues over ‘everyday politics’ has meant that rape as a tactic of war in Sex and the family in Sierra Leone book Leone and children born as a result of rape are two issues that have largely been pushed to the.

MacKenzie, Megan. The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra dual manuscript. (Institute for Security Studies: South Africa, September ) Megan MacKenzie. “The ‘War Babies’ of Sierra Leone,” Edmonton Journal 30 August pA:3 Megan MacKenzie.

During the Sierra Leone Civil War gender specific violence was widespread. Rape, sexual slavery and forced marriages were commonplace during the conflict. It has been estimated by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) that up towomen were victims of gender related violence during the war.

The majority of assaults were carried out by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). to better understand the relationship between sex, rape, and international politics. This chapter begins with an overview of dominant explanations of war-time rape. Following this, Sierra Leone is presented as a case study that exem-plifies the hypothesis that marriage and family law are directly related to the strategic use of wartime rape.

The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone sex and the family in Sierra Leone book This paper builds on the work of feminist theorists and points out that mainstream depictions of war are among the most glaring examples of the exclusion of the experiences and voices of.

It took some doing, but on Apthis group moved off the low-lying islands and took possession of the highlands behind Cape Mesurado, thereby sex and the family in Sierra Leone book present-day Monrovia, which was named after U.S.

President James Monroe. It became the second permanent African American settlement in Africa, after Freetown, Sierra Leone.”. Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone’s civil war began inspanned 11 years, and left hundreds of thousands displaced and more t dead.

Yet the toll for women and girls was much higher than the war dead: Physicians for Human Rights estimates that during the conflict, betweenandof them were The international politics of rape to The international politics of rape violence. The international politics of rape, sex and the family in Sierra Leone / This paper builds on the work of feminist theorists and points out that mainstream depictions of war are among the most glaring examples of the exclusion of the experiences and voices of.

As well as violating international humanitarian law, notably common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions ofrape is a sex and the family in Sierra Leone book under Sierra Leone national legislation: the Protection of Girls and Women Act and also the Prevention of Cruelty to Children Act.

"The UN recalls that sexual assault against women, especially gang rape, was rampant during the civil war in Sierra Leone. The UNCT is also cognizant of the fact that the Government of Sierra Leone passed legislation in making the sexual abuse of women a criminal act.

Sierra Leone's sexual violence statistics are harrowing. According to the country's police service, there were more than 8, reported sex and the family in Sierra Leone book of sexual- and gender-based violence in — and a. The outbreak has disrupted many facets of life in Sierra Leone, leading to poor record-keeping and thus a shortage of hard data, but an array of sources, including the police, local NGOs, the government, the UN and young people, all point to a surge in both rape and consensual sex among teenagers, which have led to an increase in teenage pregnancy.

"The war in Sierra Leone became infamous for the amputation of hands and arms" Peter Takirambudde, the head of Human Rights Watch's Africa division, said. "Rape may not be.

which aimed to reinforce that Rape is not about sex, it is about Power. Photography Credit: Tolu J. Bade/UNICEF Sierra Leone | Hanna Bockarie, rape victim's funeral where she was found dead There is a war launched on the bodies of Sierra Leonean women.

(New York) - The widespread and systematic use of rape and other sexual violence during the ten-year civil war in Sierra Leone is documented in a new Human Rights Watch.

Large numbers of rape cases, especially of minors, are going unreported in Sierra Leone, with few survivors of sexual violence willing or able to approach the authorities.

Many families are deterred from pursuing legal cases by social stigma, a lack of faith in the justice system and an inability to afford legal representation or even transport costs to the court. All sides in Sierra Leone's year civil war committed "widespread and systematic" sexual violence, the New York-based organisation Human Rights Watch says.

Thousands of women and girls were subjected to individual and gang rape, according to a. In her pioneer book, The Politics of Rape (, ), Diana E. Russell was among the first feminist writers to offer a revolutionary new understanding of rape as a manifestation of sexism. In a series of beautifully executed but wrenching interviews with 22 eloquent rape survivors, we learn about the heart wrenching pain, trauma, and long Cited by: Sierra Leone (/ s i ˌ ɛr ə l i ˈ oʊ n (i)/ (), also UK: / s i ˌ ɛər ə-/, US: / ˌ s ɪər ə-/), officially the Republic of Sierra Leone, informally Salone, is a country on the southwest coast of West Africa.

It is bordered by Liberia to the southeast and Guinea to the northeast. Sierra Leone has a tropical climate with a diverse environment ranging from savanna to rainforests, a Calling code: +   ‘Women and girls at war’; Sophie Kramer, ‘Forced marriage and the absence of gang rape: explaining sexual violence by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda’, Helvidius Group – Journal of Politics and Society23, 1 () pp.

11– On ‘conjugal order’ in Sierra Leone, see MacKenzie, Female by:   Women in Sierra Leone are trying to get more involved in the country's politics but they're being stymied by a political system and a culture that advantages men.

And while a major party candidate. In Wisconsin International Law Journal, 27(1): MacKenzie, M. () Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security and POST-Conflict Development.

NYU Press. McDougall, G J. () ‘Systematic Rape, Sexual Slavery and Slavery-like Practices During Armed Conflict: Final Report’.

UN Sub Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human. These were the Kamajors of Sierra Leone. About the Author: CYA is the pen name of a first generation American on his father’s side, and a U.S.

combat veteran. His father was born in the Northern Province of Sierra Leone inand his mothers’ family can be traced to. KENEMA, Sierra Leone, 13 January – Teenage sisters, Fanta and Umu*, had a happy childhood in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, living with their mother and going to school.

But within the space of just a few months, both shared a similar traumatic story of abuse by men in their town. ‘After Rape is a fascinating and moving book on a deeply difficult subject.

Porter’s insights into fraught questions of violence, consent, and gender draw on her long-term engagement in northern Uganda and open new vistas onto what justice might mean after - and beyond - the civil war.'Cited by:   The government of Ireland is one of many partners working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Sierra Leone to deliver justice and security to.

Sierra Leone ratified the Slavery Convention on Ma 5 Article 7 (1) (g) lists enslavement as a crime against humanity with the definition given in Article 7 (2) (c). Rome Statute ofFile Size: KB. Defining Rape: A Means to Achieve Justice in the. Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Thekla Hansen-Young* Sierra Leone was ravaged by civil war for ten years, during which thousands of civilians were tortured, raped, and killed by both rebel and government forces. To punish the perpetrators of these crimes, the UnitedCited by: 2. The Sierra Leone Civil War (–) was a civil war in Sierra Leone that began on 23 March when the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), with support from the special forces of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL), intervened in Sierra Leone in an attempt to overthrow the Joseph Momoh government.

The resulting civil war lasted 11 years, enveloped the country Location: Sierra Leone. Statement from the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone over the rape and murder of a young woman at Lumley Beach, Freetown. Freetown, 19 August The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Sierra Leone is shocked by the report that an year-old girl, Hannah Bockarie, was brutally raped and murdered on 13 August at Lumley Beach, Freetown.

In post-conflict Sierra Leone, more than 70 percent of the sexual violence cases seen by the International Rescue Committee were girls un. This is an excellent book that deals superbly and even-handedly with the complex political history of Sierra Leone.

As a PhD candidate in International Political Economy whose study has a significant component dealing with the narrow topic of extractive industries in Sierra Leone I was looking for a book that gave a thorough overview of Sierra Leone’s political history – and that’s /5(3).

It is a desire to exert control, show power, strength and supremacy. In short, rape in Sierra Leone is a show of male supremacy and evidence of our country’s patriarchal social structure. Sierra Leone is signatory to the CEDAW and other international instruments geared towards protecting the rights of women and girls.

Although gender-based violence (GBV) is a global problem, recent research in West Africa suggests that this problem becomes particularly acute in post-conflict countries.

It is widely estimated that during Sierra Leone’s civil war from -up towomen and girls were victims of GBV. Almost every family in Sierra Leone has experienced rape or wife battering.

My ten year-old niece was last year raped by a taxi driver. The matter was reported at the Lumley police station in Freetown. To my family’s dismay the police officers in charge of the matter demanded some money in order to pursue the alleged rapist- who was on the run.

Abortion is banned in Sierra Leone, and Theresa Vibbie, the Paramount Chief of Kenema’s Kandu Lekpeyama chiefdom, said that some rape survivors were forced to seek illegal procedures.

Sierra Leone's most famous export used to be rough diamonds, but the agricultural sector is finally opening up for business Published: 12 Feb Sierra Leone's farmers enjoy fruit of market reforms. underrepresented in Sierra Leone’s political institutions.

Sierra Leonean women have a distinguished history of involvement in pre-independence politics. Unfortunately, the country’s chequered political history of coups and counter-coups and one-party authoritarianism in the post-independence era, put an end to women’s political Size: KB.

Violence against women in Sierra Leone 2 Executive summary Violence against women (VAW) in Sierra Leone is a persistent problem that can limit the ability of women to contribute to society and development.

According to the UN, nearly all Sierra Leonean women suffer some form of File Size: KB. Get the latest international news and world events from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and more. See world news photos and videos at. The women pdf bear the scars of Sierra Leone's civil war In Sierra Leone's civil war, young girls were captured, raped and forced to take up arms.

Here, more than. Eyewitness: Sierra Leone's download pdf ordeal Thousands of civilians were forced to flee their homes As Human Rights Watch reports that systematic rape was committed in Sierra Leone's civil war, FB, a woman who was 10 when her family fled to Liberia intells of the ordeal her sister and other girls went through.FAIRFIELD, CONN ebook ) — Children across Sierra Leone report ebook exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic, resulting in rising cases of teenage pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by three leading aid agencies.

Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International, with the support of UNICEF, recently.