Legacy of Impunity: Sexual Violence against Armenian Women and Girls during the Genocide

  • Najwa Nabti
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Genocide book series (PSHG)


Sexual violence against Armenian women and girls during the Armenian Genocide a century ago has been well-documented by survivors, diplomats, missionaries and other eyewitnesses. The means used to subjugate and persecute female Armenians were as diverse and widespread as they were brutal. Unfortunately, such acts have only been repeated in subsequent conflicts, with similarly devastating consequences for the victims, their families and their entire communities. With few exceptions, such devastation has been achieved with impunity. For the past 20 years, however, increasing efforts have been made to prosecute these acts as war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. The plight of Armenian women and girls, whose trauma has been passed down through generations, reinforces the importance of these efforts.


Sexual Violence International Criminal Rome Statute International Crime Forced Marriage 
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  • Najwa Nabti
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  1. 1.James E. Rogers College of LawUniversity of ArizonaUSA

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