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Gender, Genocide and Gendercide
Gender, genocide and gendercide

This chapter explores the relevance of Mary-Anne Warren's concept of ‘gendercide’ to the study of mass violence against females and males alike. As a result of feminist mobilizations and increasing media coverage and public debate, gender-selective mass killing and other gender-related atrocities have become prominent subjects of scholarly analysis. They have also increasingly underpinned policy initiatives by national governments as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations (IGOs and NGOs). This chapter explores feminist engagements with gendered mass violence, particularly in its structural and institutional forms. However, following Warren's original gender-inclusive framing of ‘gendercide’, this essay also reflects the author's adaptation of Warren's framework in order to encompass the gender-selective targeting of males in understandings of ‘gendercide’. This ...

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