This issue is motivated by the quest for social justice, and seeks to present feminist inquiry from a wide range of perspectives on social, cultural, economic, political, and legal phenomena important to the study of wartime sexual violence. As editor, I recognize that these authors share a common commitment to justice when it comes to ending conflict-related sexual violence. Each writer, in her own way, examines how women in more developed countries must learn from the experiences of women in countries located primarily in the developing and less-developed world. The writers explore not only the institution of patriarchy that dictates “justice” for women world-wide; they provide feminist critique of complicity in the destructive system of patriarchy. The authors do more than call attention to the fact that women in more developed nations typically have more power and privilege, they also underscore how some women’s justice cannot be easily (or ethically) exported to others, especially women in the developing and less developed countries torn by conflict and the violence of war.
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 10:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol10/iss1/1