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Pregnancies of war

Many rapes committed during the Rwandan genocide resulted in pregnancies or what will later be called ‘pregnancies of war’. Many women who were raped did not have the capabilities and the means to take care of the children. Many women who did not want to take care of their children gave them up to the state, and some women also committed ‘infanticide’ to erase their memories. There are also cases in which mothers and families accepted the children. However, women raising children out of the genocide and wedlock face some stigma and familial divisions. This master thesis will study pregnancies of war from a human rights perspective


This is Prof. Dr. Clara Burbano-Herrera her Thesis Selection Process:

Step 1: the candidate submits a proposal via email to the supervisor Prof Dr Clara Burbano Herrera (, stating a tentative title. The text meets the following requirements:
(1) Text length: exactly 2 pages;
(2) Font: Calibri;
(3) Font size: 11;
(4) Paragraph spacing: before 0 pt; after: 0 pt;
(5) Text spacing: single.

Step 2: the promoter or commissioner will contact the student for possible assignment of the theme and in that case will make an appointment for an intake interview. When selecting a student, the motivation of the student is taken into account.

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