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Gr. 5-8. "In many ways, I'd grown up with 5 parents," says 11-year-old Amalee, who spends each Friday night along with her unmarried dad and his 4 "big, goofy friends" from university. Amalee has struggled to navigate a middle-school social scene that's ruled through suggest ladies, and while her father contracts a life-threatening disease, she reveals her insecurities ballooning uncontrolled. It's her father's relations of acquaintances who carry every thing jointly and aid Amalee detect her personal energy, forgive the imperfections in herself and her kin, and shape real friendships. Williams, most sensible referred to as a singer and songwriter, writes a poignant, humorous debut full of totally endearing characters. Amalee's beautiful first-person voice sounds a piece too clever in areas, yet Williams writes a couple of preteen's emotional lifestyles with piercing honesty, fairly the paralyzing worry a parent's sickness brings and the suffering and guilt of errors. Readers may be charmed through Williams' eccentric, lovely characters and her sharp observations in regards to the global of either middle-schoolers and adults. -Gillian Engberg

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Php, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Kelly D. Askin and Dorean M. , Women and International Human Rights Law (Ardsley, NY: Transnational, 1999). htm, accessed February 26, 2009. See also Human Rights Watch on the lack of a consistent and comprehensive approach to rape at the ICTR in “We’ll Kill You If You Cry: Sexual Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict,” Human Rights Watch Report 15, no. 1 (January 2003): 59. 3 In other recent conflicts on the African continent, widespread abduction, rape, sexual enslavement, and captivity of young women has been publicized, but it is unclear how, whether, and where this violence will be addressed.

5 Rape and abusive sexual treatment are grave criminal acts, among the grossest violations of human rights and crimes against humanity when systemic in nature. Women’s vulnerability to sexual violation, however, is but one of the threats and dangers women face as combatants and civilians in armed conflict or as citizens or political activists under repression. Women too are killed, wounded, tortured, mutilated, disabled, terrorized, forced to relocate or emigrate, and stranded in refugee camps.

These common patterns alert us to where and for what we should look in identifying violence toward women and harms women suffer. ”21 In this way men’s normative control of women becomes a means of solidarity among men allied to each other and becomes a strategy of humiliating and expressing dominance over the male opposition in conflict. When men acknowledge and endorse each other’s possession, protection, and control of women, they confirm each other’s masculinity. 22 When 20 21 22 On the gap between advocacy for women generally and advocacy for women victims, see Beth Goldblatt, “Evaluating the Gender Content of Reparations: Lessons from South Africa,” in What Happened to the Women?

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