Reframing Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Bringing Gender Analysis Back In

TitleReframing Conflict-Related Sexual and Gender-Based Violence: Bringing Gender Analysis Back In
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsDavies, Sara E., and Jacqui True
JournalSecurity Dialogue
Volume46
Issue6
Pagination495-512
Date Published12/2015
Abstract

Over the past decade, significant global attention has been paid to the issue of ‘widespread and systematic’ sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). To contribute to the prevention of SGBV, researchers have examined the relationship between the presence of armed conflict and the causes of SGBV. Much of this causal literature has focused on the individual and group perpetrator dynamics that fuel SGBV. However, we argue that research needs to lay bare the roots of SGBV in normalized and systemic gender discrimination. This article brings back structural gender inequality as a causal explanation for SGBV. In order to better understand and prevent SGBV, we propose a critical knowledge base that identifies causal patterns of gendered violence by building on existing indicators of gender discrimination.

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