Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

February 16, 2013

REPORT: Wartime Sexual Violence. Misconceptions, Implications, and Ways Forward

Authors: Dara Kay Cohen, Amelia Hoover Green, and Elisabeth Jean Wood
Title: Wartime Sexual Violence
Subtitle: Misconceptions, Implications, and Ways Forward
Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: United States Institute of Peace
Year: February 2013
Pages: 16pp.
Series: United States Institute of Peace Special Report 323
eISBN-13: 9781601271570
Language: English
Full Text: United States Institute of Peace [Free Access]

Abstract: »Under the collaborative leadership of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP); the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley; the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO); and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America), this special report is launched to mark the first convening of The Missing Peace Symposium on Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings. Over the past eighteen months, this core group of organizations along with others have developed a community of practice made up of scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors to examine the issues of conflict-related sexual violence, to identify gaps in knowledge and reporting, and to explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence. This report summarizes ten major misconceptions about wartime sexual violence, highlighting both advances and gaps in our knowledge. Drawing on social science research, it outlines for policymakers the current state of knowledge about wartime sexual violence, details gaps in existing knowledge, and explores the implications of these findings for policymaking.« [Source: United States Institute of Peace]