Book Chapter

Sexual violence in times of war and peace

S Meger

Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research | Routledge | Published : 2021


Over the past decade, scholarly attention on sexual violence perpetrated in the context of war and armed conflict has grown significantly. Far from its origins on the margins of studies of war, “conflict-related sexual violence” (CRSV) is now a central topic, and efforts to understand its causes and consequences span the disciplines interested in armed conflict, political violence, international security, and humanitarian crises. However, as the issue has become mainstream, much of its early feminist-informed analyses have been lost to increasingly positivist socio-political and scientific approaches to understand CRSV. However, in this move, some of the earlier feminist frames for understan..

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