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Victoria Sanford: Gender Violence in Peace and War

Leonard Lief Library

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Lehman College Anthropology Department and Leonard Lief Library

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A Reading and Discussion with Victoria Sanford and Nela Navarro

Gender Violence in Peace and War: States of Complicity

 

The twelve essays in Gender Violence in Peace and War, edited by Victoria Sanford, Katerina Stefatos, and Cecilia Salvi present a continuum of cases where the state enables violence against women—from state-sponsored torture to lax prosecution of sexual assault. Reports from war zones often note the obscene victimization of women, who are frequently raped, tortured, beaten, and pressed into sexual servitude.

Yet this reign of terror against women not only occurs during exceptional moments of social collapse, but also during peacetime. As this powerful book argues, violence against women should be understood as a systemic problem—one for which the state must be held accountable. 

Victoria Sanford is Professor of Anthropology at Lehman College.  She is founding director of the Lehman Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies.  She is author of Buried Secrets: Truth and Human Rights in Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), among other publications.

Nela Navarro will offer a response to the book. She is Associate Director of Education and Director of Education at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. She is editor of the Rutgers University Press Series: Genocide, Political Violence, and Human Rights.





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Lehman College Leonard Lief Library Treehouse, 3rd Floor
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
New York, NY 10468

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)


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