Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: October 1, 2023 - Last updated: October 1, 2023


Speaker: Lisa Todd

Title: The Soldiers Interfere with Our Women

Subtitle: Sexual Violence in German-Occupied Namibia, 1904-1908

Conference: Enemy Encounters Conference (July 19-21, 2021) - Online Program

Session: Roundtable 2: Global Sexual Encounters in War, Captivity, and Occupation (Chair: Vikki Hawkins)

Place: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Date: July 21 2021

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | African History: Namibian History; European History: German History | Types: Genocidal Rape / Herero and Namaqua Genocide


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Speaker: Lisa Todd, Department of History, University of New Brunswick

Abstract: »Lisa Todd's 'The Soldiers Interfere with Our Women: Sexual Violence in German-Occupied Namibia, 1904-1908,' uses military records, missionary reports, Herero oral histories, and a careful reading of the infamous 1918 Report on the Natives of South-West Africa and their Treatment by Germany, to illustrate the widespread rape and sexual coercion perpetrated by German soldiers on women and girls in battle zones, occupied territories, and in concentration camps. Todd shows how the exigencies of colonial warfare, when coupled with the anti-Black racism of settler colonialism, resulted in a military structure that believed their enemies to be outside the laws of war.« (Source: Online Program)

Wikipedia: History of Africa: History of Namibia / German South West Africa | History of Europe: History of Germany / German Empire | Genocide: Herero and Namaqua genocide | Sex and the law: Rape / Genocidal rape