The Centre will engage in academic research to support practical measures for the prevention of and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence.
There will be a focus on armed conflict and other situations of violence and women’s participation in all aspects of conflict prevention, management and resolution. The Centre’s work will inform practical efforts by the UK government, the UN and international organisations active in this field.
Initial research areas include:
Gender and ‘new wars’: gender and identities in war; differential experience of sexual violence in conflict
Post-conflict reconstruction and peace-building: the political economy of war and conflict; women’s participation in peace processes
Evaluation of the use of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
The Centre provides a stimulating academic home for visiting scholars, practitioners and activists.
The Visiting Fellowship programme enables (self-funded) researchers, activists, practitioners and scholars to spend a period of time conducting research in the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.
The funded Activist in Residence programme enables those directly engaged in work promoting justice and equality for women in conflict-affected areas to spend a period of time at the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security.