By Kerry F. Crawford

Reports of sexual violence in armed clash often look in political discussions and information media, providing a stark distinction to an extended background of silence and nonrecognition. Conflict-related sexual violence has transitioned quickly from a overlooked human rights factor to an unambiguous protection situation at the agendas of strong states and the United international locations defense Council. via interviews and primary-source facts, Kerry F. Crawford investigates the explanations for this dramatic swap and the results of the securitization of sexual violence. 

Views approximately wartime sexual violence all started altering within the Nineteen Nineties as a result conflicts within the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda after which speeded up within the 2000s. 3 case studies—the usa' reaction to sexual violence within the Democratic Republic of Congo, the adoption of UN protection Council answer 1820 in 2008, and the improvement of the United Kingdom’s fighting Sexual Violence in clash Initiative—illustrate that use of the weapon of conflict body doesn't signify natural co-optation through the protection quarter. particularly, well-placed advocates have used this body to strengthen the antisexual violence time table whereas concurrently operating to maneuver past the frame’s constraints. This publication is a groundbreaking account of the transformation of overseas efforts to finish wartime sexual violence.

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