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Benedetta Faedi Duramy: Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, 2014, 172 pp, price US$25.95, ISBN: 978-0-8135-6134-5


This book review examines the recent publication, Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents by Benedetta Faedi Duramy. Duramy provides an in-depth contextualized discussion of sexual violence in Haiti, where she examines the role that women survivors of sexual violence play as perpetrators of violence. Duramy engages personally with female victim-survivors to gain insight as to the daily threat of violence they experience and their motivations for participating in this widespread conflict. In light of the earthquake in 2010, which has exacerbated the level of risk posed to Haitian women, Duramy provides a number of recommendations that she argues should be implemented urgently.

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Levers, L. Benedetta Faedi Duramy: Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents. Fem Leg Stud 24, 227–231 (2016).

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  • Conflict
  • Culture
  • Gender
  • Sexual violence
  • Women