ISBN 9780798302852
Pages 80
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Published 2011
Publisher Africa Institute of South Africa, South Africa
Format Paperback

Terrorism and Sexual Violence

The Case of the Great Lakes Region

by Claudia Forster-Towne

Sexual violence has been endemic during times of conflict but can it be considered a form of terrorism? Despite being a very fluid term, Claudia Forster-Towne attempts to identify several of the core tenets of terrorism before trying to establish whether sexual violence could be regarded as terrorism in itself. The African Great Lakes region and the conflict that area has witnessed are used as a case study throughout the paper.

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About the Author

Claudia Forster-Towne

Claudia Forster-Towne is a junior researcher and gender academic. She completed both a BA in Journalism and a BA Hons in Political Science (Cum Laude) at the University of Johannesburg.