Do victims only cry? Victim-survivors and their grassroots organizations in Peru

M.F. de Waardt

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Abstract

De Waardt discusses associations of victims of the 1980s violent conflict in Peru, which she relates to the Peruvian cultural tradition of grassroots organizations. She conveys the substantial existence of victim-survivor associations, the social support its members find amongst each other, and the degree of collective survival strategies people develop. Nevertheless, implementation of policies addressing victim status and participation by these associations in political decisions on victim-related issues is not taken for granted. De Waardt analyzes how the context in which victimhood is presented determines the socio-political emergence and acceptance of such associations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAndeans and their use of Cultural Resources, Space, Gender, Rights & Identity
EditorsA. Ouweneel
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherCEDLA Publications
Pages63-84
ISBN (Print)9789070280109
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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de Waardt, M. F. (2012). Do victims only cry? Victim-survivors and their grassroots organizations in Peru. In A. Ouweneel (Ed.), Andeans and their use of Cultural Resources, Space, Gender, Rights & Identity (pp. 63-84). Amsterdam: CEDLA Publications.