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Uncovering the Extent and Nature of Sexual Violence in Wartime Sri Lanka

Uncovering the Extent and Nature of Sexual Violence in Wartime Sri Lanka

A list experiment is an effective research method for uncovering sensitive information, as its use suggests that sexual violence was much more prevalent during the Sri Lankan civil war (affecting about 13.4% of the population) than direct questioning would indicate (at 1.4% of the population).

Volume 4, Issue 4

Volume 4, Issue 4

Nearly all nonviolent resistance movements face a common challenge—the temptation to turn to violence, whether among those within the movement or on the part of the government whose policies or behaviors may be the target of the resistance movement.

Considering Links Between Gender, Climate Change, and Conflict

Considering Links Between Gender, Climate Change, and Conflict

Gender—along with other social identities—positions women and men in particular ways in relation to power and influences both how vulnerable or adaptive they are to environmental change and how they experience violent conflict and its transformation.

UNSCR 1325 Has Fallen Short of its “Transformative Potential”

UNSCR 1325 Has Fallen Short of its “Transformative Potential”

Eighteen years later, the "gender perspective" required by Resolution 1325 has fallen short of its transformative potential. Peace practitioners must turn their gender lenses inward to examine their own cultures and practices as potentially part of the dual problems of gender inequality and insecurity.

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

Critical Feminist Insights on Security, Militarism, and the Inclusion of Women in the Military

A critical feminist perspective is necessary to a more accurate understanding of problems around gender and militarism, security, warfare, and militaries themselves. All of these depend on gender hierarchies—the privileging of masculinity and its associated traits over femininity and its associated traits—and “gendered myths and images” to function.

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