List of Abbreviations
1. Ending the Silence
2. Dimensions of Sexual Violence in Conflict
3. Sexual Violence and the Onset of Armed Conflict
4. Seeking Safe Space
5. Sexual Violence and the Global Political Economy of War
6. From Protection and Accountability to an Ethic of Caring
"An excellent introduction to the broad issues around gender–based violence and armed conflict which will appeal to readers in political science, sociology, development, criminology, peace–building/war studies."Sociological Review
"Using richly detailed case studies, Janie Leatherman′s Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict presents an important examination of sexual violence in conflict and suggests new ways of conceptualizing and understanding the complex causes and implications of such violence."Journal of the American Medical Association
"An important read for researchers and students alike interested in understanding the causes and consequences of wartime sexual violence."Acta Politica"The argument is clear and concise, moving from simple binaries towards a more complex analysis of the causes of sexual violence in armed conflict. Despite the difficult content that is addressed, the book is accessible and would be useful for anyone interested or working in conflict areas."Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict
"An essential work dealing with sexual violence in armed conflict, as its argumentation is very strong and does not leave much space for doubting the danger of the phenomenon and the necessity of action."Central European Journal of International and Security Studies
"An impressive piece of work. This book deserves its position as the megaphone helping those working in the field to give it its voice."Kelvingrove Review
"An important provocation for academics and practitioners working on issues associated with organised political violence."Global Change, Peace and Security
"A nuanced, readable and compelling account."Resilience"Leatherman not only reframes our concept of war, but of politics in general. She offers innovative insights in her explorations of legal accountability and social responsibility, of prevention and healing for sexual violence. A must–read book: courageous, groundbreaking, riveting, essential."
Carolyn Nordstrom, University of Notre Dame
"This is international relations at its best. Conceptually sophisticated, Janie Leatherman′s book elucidates the factors that lie behind sexual violence in armed conflict: inequalities, structural injustices, and hyper–masculinity. I recommend it highly."
Valentine Moghadam, Purdue University
"This book makes a valuable contribution to understanding the complexity of sexual violence in modern war and to countering the silence and denial associated with it."
Patrick W. Kelley, Director, Boards on Global Health and African Science Academy Development, Institute of Medicine