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1st Edition

Femicide in War and Peace

Edited By

Shalva Weil

  • Available for pre-order on May 1, 2023. Item will ship after May 22, 2023
ISBN 9781032482774
May 22, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
144 Pages

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Book Description

This book discusses the phenomenon of femicide—the killing of women globally because of their gender—in peacetime and in war.

Femicide in war is different from femicide in peace, and yet the dividing-line between the two is thin. Violence against women happens in many forms—from emotional, psychological, and financial abuse, barriers to personal autonomy and security to physical and sexual abuse terminating in murder. It includes infanticide, sex selection, misogynistic laws and cultural practices and can include genital mutilation, forced sterilization, or forced pregnancy. Women experience these forms of violence during peacetime, as well as in times of crisis, conflict, or national insecurity. The Covid-19 pandemic led to an increase in violence against women as women were thrown back to their violent partners, who were released from jail because of the pandemic.

This volume draws upon cases from both Global North and Global South to give a detailed view of crimes against women and how femicide is perceived in different countries. It brings together scholars from diverse countries and disciplines, and from many parts of the world where femicide has never or rarely been reported. This book will be a beneficial read for advanced students and researchers of Gender Studies, War and Conflict Studies, and Terrorism. It was originally published in Peace Review.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Targeting Femicide in War and Peace

Shalva Weil

1. Socio-Legal Aspects of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Survivors’ Victimization in Kosovo

Jiři Němec

2. The Continuum of Human Insecurity for Women: Femicide in War and Peace

Laura Isabella Brunke and Tobias Debiel

3. Statistical Biases, Measurement Challenges, and Recommendations for Studying Patterns of Femicide in Conflict

Maria Gargiulo

4. Invisible Police Lethal Violence Against Black Women in the United States: An Intersectional Approach

Janice Joseph

5. Understanding and Addressing Femicide in Peacetime Zimbabwe

Kudakwashe Chirambwi

6. Femicide, Harmful Practices, Religious Organizations and the Law in the North Caucasus

Saida Sirazhudinova

7. Africa’s Code of Honour and the Protection of Women

Komlan Agbedahin

8. Femicide Prevention Strategy Development Process: The South African Experience

Nwabisa Shai, Leane Ramsoomar and Naeemah Abrahams

9. Transitional Justice Interview and Reflections: Perspectives of Women Survivors of the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi on Reparation and Repair

Noam Schimmel

10. Suicide, Femicide, and COVID-19

Katerina Standish

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Shalva Weil is Senior Researcher at the Seymour Fox School of Education, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2020, she established the Israel Observatory on Femicide. She has published many articles on femicide, and co-edited Femicide across Europe, based on the COST Action she chaired from 2013 to 2017.