Post Tagged with: "gendered violence"

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Conflict Situations as a Security Risk

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Conflict Situations as a Security Risk

Child abuse should be declared a collective security problem. The widespread nature of child abuse in UN missions requires appropriate response from the Security Council.

Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative

Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative

The prosecution of wartime sexual violence in Africa has created a debasing narrative about the bodies of African women, raising doubts over justice’s impartiality and independence from local influences.

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women and the Arab Spring: A Window of Opportunity or More of the Same?

Women have made their voice heard in the Arab Spring, however, the ‘gains’ in terms of gender roles can be lost in the post-revolution period when ‘going back to normal’ is the priority.

The Rootedness of Inequality

The Rootedness of Inequality

Violence against women and the societal attitudes that often provide the conditions which condone such acts cannot be parked solely within the developing world.

The Problematic Evolution of UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

The Problematic Evolution of UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security

UNSCR 1325 is groundbreaking. However, we need to be wary of focusing disproportionately on ‘rape as a weapon of war’ as it undermines the potential for action to address other forms of gendered violence that is perpetrated in conflict-affected societies.

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