Review of: Benedetta Faedi Duramy, Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents
In this book, Benedetta Duramy explores a theme not often addressed in the literature about gender-based violence, that of female participants. She argues that in the context of civil conflicts, the conventional wisdom is to explain the prevalence of sexual violence within a framework of a social division of labor, with men as perpetrators and women as continued victims. The book questions this approach, showing how, in Haiti, women and girls can also be the aggressors.
90 New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids p123 (2016).