Post Tagged with: "sexual violence"

BANGLADESH. 1971.

Silent Birangonas: Sexual Violence, Women’s Voices and Male Conflict Narratives

The experience of Bangladesh’s Birangona women show the influence of gendered narratives of war, culture and nationalism in conflict.

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Humanitarian organisations must commit to countering the prevalent impunity of perpetrators of sexual abuse and harassment within humanitarian agencies.

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.

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter matters because it launched intense public dialogues around long-repressed societal problems of sexual violence and misogyny, in India and elsewhere.

RtoP and Women, Peace and Security: A Shared Agenda for the Asia-Pacific?

RtoP and Women, Peace and Security: A Shared Agenda for the Asia-Pacific?

Shared advocacy between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agendas is vital to help realise their stated objectives.

Breaking the Silence: Rwandan Women Survivors Give Testimony and Find a Voice

Breaking the Silence: Rwandan Women Survivors Give Testimony and Find a Voice

In contemporary Rwanda, women are willing to speak out and actively shape public discourse on such issues as the government, ethnicity, the genocide, and sexual violence.

Review – Gender: The Basics

Review – Gender: The Basics

Hilary Lips leaves no stone unturned in her nuanced discussion of the construction of gender, issues of gender violence and the importance of deconstructing gender norms.

Post-Conflict Justice, Gender and International Law: (Too) Great Expectations?

Post-Conflict Justice, Gender and International Law: (Too) Great Expectations?

International criminal law has evolved over the past 25 years to encompass not only the prosecution of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, but also gender-based crimes.

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.

Political Activism, Legal Discourses and Sexual Violence in India

Political Activism, Legal Discourses and Sexual Violence in India

Demands for legal changes are often an immediate response to issues such as the Delhi rape case. Yet, moderate successes are often useless if attitudes regarding women’s sexuality remain unchanged.

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