Unintended Consequences: Representations of Rwandan Women and Their Children Born from Rape

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This twenty-page article analyses an exhibition of photographs of Rwandan women and their children born from rape. It explores how racialized and gendered subjects of international law are imagined, and how a certain politics of humanitarianism is mobilized around the notions of rescuer and victim. The authors argue that exhibitions like Intended Consequences can unintentionally perpetuate the politics of victimhood and reinforce the assumptions of patriarchy. They discuss opportunities to re-imagine those subjects and rethink the politics of humanitarian engagement.

Crawley, K., & Simic, O. (2012). Unintended Consequences: Representations of Rwandan Women and Their Children Born From Rape. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 36, 87–106.

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International law, Rape
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