Sexual Violence in Conflict

Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba

Following the acquittal of Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo by the International Criminal Court, Louise Arimatsu reflects on what steps might be taken to more effectively address sexual violence in conflict. 

Preventing sexual violence in conflict has been a high priority for the international community for at least the last two decades exemplified by the myriad of policy, legal and institutional measures adopted by […]

November 1st, 2018|Featured, Feminist International Law of Peace & Security, Legal analysis, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Preventing and punishing sexual violence in war post-Bemba|
  • Permalink Memorial in Burcoco, Awach sub-county, Northern Uganda in memory of a 1991 massacre by the National Resistance Army (NRA).Gallery

    Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’

Taking Northern Uganda as a case study, Philipp Schulz explores the intersecting harms experienced by male survivors of sexual violence, and argues that these harms can potentially be mitigated. He suggests that improved understanding – and language – can aid recovery.  

The United Nations Security Council (UN SC) and the Women Peace and Security (WPS) agenda initially paid insufficient […]

October 26th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, From the field, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Male survivors are not ’emasculated’ but experience ‘displacement from gendered personhood’|
  • Permalink A Yazidi girl at a camp in Qadiya (Mauricio Lima/New York Times/Redux/Eyevine)Gallery

    To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’

To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’

 

In the first in a series exploring the continuum of gender violence across war and peace, Philippa Greer asks us to look beyond sexual violence in conflict by also considering the chronic inequalities of power experienced by Yazidi women before and after ISIS’s genocide against the Yazidis. 

 
“I want to be the last girl in the world with a story […]

October 12th, 2018|Continuum of Violence, Featured, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on To address the plight of Yazidi women we must look beyond the notion of wartime ‘sex slaves’|

Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

 

Commending the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, Inger Skjelsbæk reflects on the connections between the fight to end sexual violence in conflict and the #MeToo movement.

The choice to award the Nobel Peace Prize 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad is timely and wise. The two Nobel laureates embody different dimensions of conflict related sexual violence. […]

October 5th, 2018|Featured, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on Nobel Peace Prize to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad|
  • Permalink Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations in Somalia, UN Photo/Tobin Jones 2014Gallery

    By balancing Sharia law and the new Sexual Offences Bill, Somalia is legislating for the 21st century

By balancing Sharia law and the new Sexual Offences Bill, Somalia is legislating for the 21st century

In advance of a LSE WPS public event with Her Excellency Deqa Yasin, Minister for Women and Human Rights Development, Antonia Mulvey reflects on the development of the Somalia Sexual Offences Bill

On 30 May 2018, the Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia unanimously accepted a Sexual Offences Bill. This landmark Bill marks the first time that a country […]

June 14th, 2018|Featured, From the field, Legal analysis, Sexual Violence in Conflict|Comments Off on By balancing Sharia law and the new Sexual Offences Bill, Somalia is legislating for the 21st century|