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Gender, Violence, and Human SecurityCritical Feminist Perspectives$
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Aili Mari Tripp, Myra Marx Ferree, and Christina Ewig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814770207

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.001.0001

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Integrating Gender into Human Security

Integrating Gender into Human Security

Peru’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

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(p.260) 11 Integrating Gender into Human Security
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Gender, Violence, and Human Security
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Narda Henríquez

Christina Ewig

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814770207.003.0011

This chapter examines the deep linkages between everyday insecurities and the violence of war in Peru's internal conflict between the military and Shining Path guerillas in the 1980s and 1990s.This war—sparked by a fanatical ideologue who successfully organized an armed uprising—resulted in violations of human rights, terror, and militarization. In response, Peru attempted to remedy the damages of the war through its Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Eventually, Peru's TRC became a model of integrating gender into a human security framework. This is because the Commission gave marginalized Peruvians voice, visibility, and legitimacy. This was especially true for indigenous Peruvian women at the bottom of Peru's social hierarchy.

Keywords:   insecurities, Peru, Shining Path, human rights, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, human security, marginalized Peruvians, Peruvian women

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