16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2015

30th November 2015
What are the gendered impacts of militarism? How can we understand the role of sexual violence in conflict? What’s the role of women in peacebuilding?

This special Eldis gender update features an extended collection of 18 recent key readings which address these questions and include practical guides and academic research from the global to the local, focusing on active situations war and conflict in Syria and Afghanistan, fragility in situations such as Colombia and peacebuilding in countries such as Uganda.

The reason for this focus is to mark the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and the International Day Against Violence Against Women. The annual campaign runs until Human Rights Day on 10 December and highlights the links between education, gender and militarism as ‘an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships to power.’

Throughout the 16 Days campaign, the Institute of Development Studies will be highlighting our work on sexual and gender-based violence, gender, education and militarism – as well as the work of our partners and friends around the world. Each day we will be sharing something new on the Storify below from academic research to blog posts and films. Get in touch with anything else to add on bridge[at]ids.ac.uk
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