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Un génocide dé-genré ? Une analyse sexospécifique du rapport Duclert

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Number
29134
Author
Williamson Sinalo, Caroline
Date
8 novembre 2021
Ymd
20211108
Title
Un génocide dé-genré ? Une analyse sexospécifique du rapport Duclert
Size
549457 bytes
Pages nb.
11
Source
Type
Article de revue
Language
FR
Abstract
The Duclert report was published in March 2021 and for the first time explicitly recognizes the French implications in Rwanda in the context of the violence committed during the Tutsi genocide in 1994. Analyzing this report from a gender perspective, this article argues that despite its historical importance in pointing out French responsibilities in the genocide, it does not adequately address the issue of gender. Gender-based violence was an integral part of genocidal violence and, according to several testimonies from survivors, French soldiers played a direct role in the commission of these sexual crimes. However, the report omits the issue of gender in its descriptions of the violence perpetrated by the extremist Hutu regime. In addition, the report downplays the supposed direct role of French soldiers in gender-based violence. In doing so, the report seems, by not mentioning them or only in the margin, perpetuating certain forms of gender-based violence constituting the genocide of the Tutsi.