Sexualized Violence Against Lesbians

  title={Sexualized Violence Against Lesbians},
  author={Chelsea E. HaleyNelson},
  journal={Peace Review},
  pages={163 - 180}
Lesbians are specifically targeted for human rights violations around the world because they are women and because they are sexual minorities. These abuses derive from sanctioned discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation and are often in the form of sexual violence, such as rape, forced sodomy, or sexual slavery as punishment for not conforming to sexual and gender norms. Consistent violations of lesbians exist worldwide. Yet, these abuses escalate during times of internal or… Expand
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