Although resolution 1325 was not a solution it was an important step in the development of international recognition and response to prevent and confront the use of tactical rape and sexual violence as deliberate strategies in many conflicts. Brenda fitzpatrick is a writer with extensive experience in refugee camps and conflict zones working with humanitarian organisations she helped bring international attention to widespread tactical rape and sexual violence in war. Exploring historical international responses to sexual violence in war defining the theoretical terms and legal developments behind the united nations security council resolutions on women peace and security and detailing emerging international law in this area tactical rape in war and conflict identifies best practices that will be . Also including powerful testimonies from victims this book will force us to move beyond accepting rape in war as an inevitable evil to the recognition of tactical rape as a security concern for women men states and the international community at large publisher subject headings rape as a weapon of war. This book defines the use of rape and sexual violence as deliberate tactics used by state and non state actors in both intra and inter state conflicts it argues tactical rape is a serious human rights issue a security threat to women men states and the international community it analyses and tracks progress from tacit acceptance of rape and sexual violence in conflict as inevitable to
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