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Jia Xue

Ph.D. Candidate in Social Welfare, University of Pennsylvania
WAPPP Fellow

Jia Xue’s research focuses on intimate violence, dating violence in young adulthood, child abuse and gender-based violence in international and cross-cultural contexts.

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MacKenzie, Megan. “Securitizing Sex?”. International Feminist Journal of Politics 12.2 (2010): , 12, 2, 202-221. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Visions of the post-conflict reintegration process in Sierra Leone as a moment of healing, reconstruction, opportunity and rehabilitation do not take into account the experience of women and girls who were raped during the conflict. For them, the post-conflict period is often characterized by trauma, silence and stigmatization. This article examines wartime rape in relation to the liberal family model and the perception of sex as a ‘private’ social concern rather than a public security issue.

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