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Sexual violence in conflict situations
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DR Congo warlord, Bosco Ntaganda has been recently charged with war crimes by the ICC, which include ordering fighters to rape women and recruit child soldiers. For the first time the issue of sexual violence in conflict situations will be of primary importance at a high-profile trial. In light of this and the 25th Human Rights Council's (March 3 - 28) imminent high-level dialogue on sexual violence in the DRC, the Eldis conflict and security Editor has collated the latest research and resources on sexual violence in conflict situations.

Latest Documents

Women, gender and the evolving tactics of Boko Haram
J. Zenn; E. Pearson 2014
The Islamic terrorist group known as Boko Haram has been active in Nigeria since 2002. Nigeria has experienced resurgence in Boko Haram militancy, including more sophisticated attacks and jihadist ideology, since 2010. Nigerian Presid...
The role of women and girls in peace initiatives in Nigeria
2013
Do women and girls participate conflict management activities and peace building initiatives in Nigeria? The aim of this publication is to discuss the ways in which Nigerian women have participated in peace initiatives, and also ident...
Women's voices in northern Nigeria: hearing the broader narratives
F. Kelleher / OpenDemocracy, 2014
Women’s rights have been a constant focus in the Muslim and Hausa speaking region in the Northern Nigeria. This has intensified after the recent kidnapping of more than 200 girls by the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram. How...
Peace talks between the FARC and Santos government in Colombia
D. Monteiro Dario / BRICS Policy Center / Centro de Estudos e Pesquisas BRICS, 2014
In the second half of 2012, the government of President Juan Manuel Santos, in Colombia, started a process of peace negotiations with the illegal group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The initiative reestablishes a dial...
#BringBackOurGirls: a joint op-ed on the abduction of more than 200 school girls in Nigeria
P. Mlambo-Ngcuka; B. Osotimehin / UN Women, 2014
This op-ed is about the unthinkable nightmare endured by the 200 schoolgirls who were seized in the night by armed men dressed as soldiers who said they were there to protect them. In reality, the men were militant extremists who kidn...
International development: ideas, experience, and prospects
B. Currie-Alder (ed); R. Kanbur (ed); D.M. Malone (ed); R. Medhora (ed) / Development Ideas, 2014
Thinking on development informs and inspires the actions of people, organizations, and states in their continuous effort to invent a better world. Produced by Devlopment Ideas and published by IDRC, this volume examines the ideas behi...
Integrating gender into internal police oversight
M. Bastick / Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2014
This guidance note on Integrating Gender into Internal Police Oversight, developed by DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR  and the OSCE Gender Section is a practical resource for police services, and those who manage and support them. It can help a...
Integrating gender into oversight of the security sector by ombuds institutions & national human rights institutions
M. Bastick / Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2014
This guidance note on Integrating Gender into Oversight of the Security Sector by Ombuds Institutions & National Human Rights Institutions, developed by DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and the OSCE Gender Section  is a practical resour...
Integrating a gender perspective into internal oversight within armed forces
M. Bastick / Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2014
This guidance note on Integrating a Gender Perspective into Internal Oversight within Armed Forces, developed by DCAF, OSCE/ODIHR and the OSCE Gender Section, is a practical resource for militaries, and for those who manage and suppor...
Preventing and responding to sexual and domestic violence against men: a guidance note for security sector institutions
Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, 2014
Sexual and domestic violence (SDV) presents a serious security threat in all societies and one that security sector institutions such as the police, justice system, armed forces and prisons are increasingly beginning to address. Histo...
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