Presentation Title

Undergraduate Research

Presenter Information

zardana nawabiFollow

Faculty Mentor

Mario Guerrero

Start Date

18-11-2017 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2017 1:30 PM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 35

Session

Poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Many people around the world would agree that rape is a heinous crime that should be punishable as a crime against humanity. Despite that, rape during wartime is often seen as an act between two people and the international community has yet to recognize rape as an act that can be designed to systematically terrorize women during wartime. Moreover, although rape is considered to be a war crime, the international community has yet to punish rape as a crime against humanity. Many individuals believe that is because only one person is affected by the act of rape. Although that might be true in some cases, when thousands of women are raped systematically, then the notion of rape needs to be reconsidered. This research answers the question of whether rape during wartime is a crime against humanity. This paper examines case studies from different wars in which rape was used as a weapon to terrorize thousands of women. The cases that will be looked at in depth will be Sudan, Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Boko Haram, and Rwanda. These cases provide ample evidence for the international community that rape should be considered a crime against humanity.

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Undergraduate Research

BSC-Ursa Minor 35

Many people around the world would agree that rape is a heinous crime that should be punishable as a crime against humanity. Despite that, rape during wartime is often seen as an act between two people and the international community has yet to recognize rape as an act that can be designed to systematically terrorize women during wartime. Moreover, although rape is considered to be a war crime, the international community has yet to punish rape as a crime against humanity. Many individuals believe that is because only one person is affected by the act of rape. Although that might be true in some cases, when thousands of women are raped systematically, then the notion of rape needs to be reconsidered. This research answers the question of whether rape during wartime is a crime against humanity. This paper examines case studies from different wars in which rape was used as a weapon to terrorize thousands of women. The cases that will be looked at in depth will be Sudan, Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Boko Haram, and Rwanda. These cases provide ample evidence for the international community that rape should be considered a crime against humanity.