versão impressa ISSN 0104-8333
PERES, Andréa Carolina Schvartz. Rape camps: women and war in Bosnia . Cad. Pagu [online]. 2011, n.37, pp. 117-162. ISSN 0104-8333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-83332011000200005.
The war in Bosnia and Herzegovina ethnically organized territories and redefined the ethno-national categories and groups - Serbs, Croats and Bosnians (Muslims). Beside the battles between soldiers at the front lines, several atrocities used to happen in other fields: homes, villages, cities, detention places, concentration camps, and the rape camps. This article introduces the debate about the rapes that occurred during the war in Bosnia and the ways to understand them: as a war weapon, as an ethnic cleansing tool, as an attempt to extermination.
Palavras-chave : Bosnia and Herzegovina; Rape; Ethnic Cleansing; Nationalism; Gender.