Women During Spain’s White Terror: The Use of Gender-Based Violence by the Franco Regime

Carol Scott College/University Outside the US
Faculty Sponsor(s): Lindsay Scorgie-Porter College/University Outside the US
The work identifies gender-based violence (GBV) as a cornerstone of the fascist regime of Francisco Franco, who came to power in Spain after the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. The Franco regime engaged in GBV through public humiliation, rape, economic coercion, and executions. However, this GBV, as well as the overall violence of the White Terror, went largely ignored by the international community and continues to be a forgotten part of the fascist ideology. The essay explores the ideological background of the GBV in Spain, its effects on the republican community, and the impact the White Terror continues to have on Spain.
Political Science
Oral Presentation

When & Where

11:00 AM
Jordan Hall 170