Gender Violence Across War and Peace

ESRC Strategic Network

This project exemplifies the approach of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security in bringing together diverse stakeholders to engage in interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral discussion to advance women’s human rights and gender equality.

Professor Christine Chinkin, Director, Centre for Women, Peace and Security

 

In broad terms, the "continuum of violence" stresses the continuities between war and peace, and amongst the varying categories of violence, to emphasise that the best available explanations attend to long-standing inequalities of power characterising society at large, rather than exceptional moments of large-scale violence and crisis. In short, it suggests that we best understand violence by looking at its everyday and structural character.

In March 2017, the Centre for Women, Peace and Security launched the Strategic Network on Gender Violence Across War and Peace. Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the Network aims to advance understanding of the continuum of violence framework by focusing on four country situations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Lebanon and Sri Lanka. 

Network objectives

Through a series of workshops hosted in London and each of the four focus counties, the Strategic Network will:

  • Bring together researchers, practitioners and activists from different countries, each with its  own distinctive conflict-affected situation, to identify research needs related to the continuum of violence framework, build inter-disciplinary relationships and advance discussion on gender violence;
  • Assemble a comparative picture of the multiple and related forms of gender violence as they exist across war and peace, leading to a more sophisticated understanding of variation and appropriate responses;
  • Produce materials (research summaries, short videos, blogs, policy briefings) that reflect ongoing challenges across the country situations; and
  • Facilitate collaboration for substantive future research projects in order to translate insights from the Strategic Network into a lasting knowledge base that may inform academic, policy, practitioner and activist attempts to mitigate gendered violence in all of its forms. 

Participants

Kirsten Ainley

Dr Kirsten Ainley

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Director of the Centre for International Studies (LSE)

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Professor Christine Chinkin

Principal Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Bhavani Fonseka

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka

Choman Hardi

Dr Choman Hardi

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Assistant Professor and Chair of the English Department at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Dr Marsha Henry

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Deputy Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Associate Professor in the Gender Institute

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Dr Jasmina Husanovic

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Tulza 

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Kelsey Kamitomo

Project Officer for Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Projects Officer at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Dr Zeynep Kaya 

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Research Fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and Research Fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre

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Dr Paul Kirby

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Research Fellow at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Dr Denisa Kostovicova 

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Associate Professor in Global Politics at the Department of Government (LSE)

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Dr Charbel Maydaa

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Director of MOSAIC-Mena

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Dr Henri Myrttinen

Co-Investigator of Gender Violence Across War and Peace, Head of Gender and Peacebuilding at International Alert 

 

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