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Benedetta Faedi Duramy, Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents. New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2014. 172 pp. (Paper US$ 25.95)

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

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids