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Andrea Peto on Wartime Violence Targeting Women

If we interpret rape simplistically and claim that it is merely a weapon of war deliberately used to punish certain groups of people, then we lose the possibility of a complex analysis, our Research Affiliate Andrea Peto said in an interview with Glamour.

It is part of war strategies to break enemy’s resources and morale, and wartime rape serves both purposes, as the destruction of female bodies has long-term consequences, she added. Victims of wartime rape are traumatized in different ways, depending on the consequences of the atrocity, she continued.

Read the full interview (in Hungarian) here.