New Book Chapter on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Actors, Victims and Power

My book chapter Revisiting Protection from Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Actors, Victims, and Power, has just been published in the edited volume Gender, Peace and Security: Implementing UNSCR 1325, edited by Louise Olsson and Theodora-Ismene Gizelis.

Conflict-related sexual violence has attracted unprecedented research and policy attention. With the adoption of six UN Security Council resolutions and the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, a global framework of protection has emerged. Yet, criticism arose as to what the dominant discourse on ‘rape as a weapon of war’ and a victim-focused perspective might entail for forwarding women’s participation in the work of peace and security – the latter being the primary reason for the adoption of UNSCR 1325 in the first place. This chapter discusses synergies between feminist and empirical research findings and implications for prevention.

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