This edited collection develops a gendered lens for genocide prevention by uncovering socially constructed gender roles which are crucial for the onset, form and prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. This volume draws on contemporary feminist theory, concepts of masculinity, critical discussions of international law, and in-depth case studies to provide a better understanding of the function of gender at different stages of genocide and mass atrocity processes as well as a basis for more comprehensive strategies for genocide prevention.
About the Author
Mary Michele Connellan is a Juris Doctor law student at Melbourne Law School. Mary has worked extensively in genocide and mass atrocity prevention policy and presented papers at international conferences.
Christiane Fröhlich is a Peace and Conflict Researcher at Universität Hamburg, Germany. Her research focuses on environmental conflicts in particular, currently with a focus on the intersection between global environmental change and human mobility.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Gendered Lens for Genocide Prevention Mary Michele Connellan and Christiane Fröhlich.- Chapter 2: The Problem of 'Protecting Vulnerable Groups'. Rethinking Vulnerability for Mass Atrocity and Genocide Prevention Mary Michele Connellan.- Chapter 3: Men, Masculinities and Genocide Henri Myrttinen.- Chapter 4: Mothers and Monsters: Women, Gender, and Genocide James Snow.- Chapter 5: Sixty Years of Failing to Prosecute Sexual Crimes: From Raphaël Lemkin at Nuremberg to Lubanga at the International Criminal Court Douglas Irvin-Erickson.- Chapter 6: “We are not part of Their War”: Hutu Women’s Experiences of Rebel Life in the Eastern Congo ConflictAnna Hedlund.- Chapter 7: A Century Apart: The Genocidal Enslavement of Armenian and Yazidi Women Nikki Marczak.