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Plight and fate of women during and following genocide, Samuel Totten, editor, (ebook)

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Plight and fate of women during and following genocide
Title
Plight and fate of women during and following genocide
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Totten, editor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The plight and fate of female victims during the course of genocide is radically and profoundly different from their male counterparts. Like males, female victims suffer demonization, ostracism, discrimination, and deprivation of their basic human rights. They are often rounded up, deported, and killed. But, unlike most men, women are subjected to rape, gang rape, and mass rape. Such assaults and degradation can, and often do, result in horrible injuries to their reproductive systems and unwanted pregnancies. This volume takes one stride towards assessing these grievances, and argues against policies calculated to continue such indifference to great human suffering. The horror and pain suffered by females does not end with the act of rape. There is always the fear, and reality, of being infected with HIV/AIDS. Concomitantly, there is the possibility of becoming pregnant.Then, there is the birth of the babies. For some, the very sight of the babies and children reminds mothers of the horrific violations they suffered. When mothers harbor deep-seated hatred or distain for such children, it results in more misery. The hatred may be so great that children born of rape leave home early in order to fend for themselves on the street. This seventh volume in the Genocide series will provoke debate, discussion, reflection and, ultimately, action. The issues presented include ongoing mass rape of girls and women during periods of war and genocide, ostracism of female victims, terrible psychological and physical wounds, the plight of offspring resulting from rapes, and the critical need for medical and psychological services
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Midwest
Dewey number
364.15/1082
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Totten, Samuel
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Genocide
Series volume
v. 7
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  • Genocide
  • Women
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Plight and fate of women during and following genocide, Samuel Totten, editor, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781412812078
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11647445
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remote
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11647445
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MWT11647445
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Plight and fate of women during and following genocide, Samuel Totten, editor, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781412812078
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11647445
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11647445
System control number
MWT11647445
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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