What does justice mean for survivors of conflict related sexual violence at the local and global levels and what are the social, political, and legal implications gender has or should have? Today, armed groups frequently employ sexual violence in conflict in a systematic manner, as a tactic of war.
This collection of articles aims to provide a better understanding of the impact of this conflict related sexual violence. The pieces provide a local and global understanding of what justice entails for survivors of sexual violence during or post conflict. The articles can be grouped into two sections: those that critique institutional responses applications, and those that more directly address the experiences of refugees and survivors of sexual violence. The first articles focus on the former Yugoslavia and Afghanistan and the latter on African countries.
Among the 11 articles, several stand out, a piece about the rights of war babies in Bosnia, one about the responsibility of international aid workers in terms of sexual misconduct drawing on field work in Afghanistan, and a piece investigating the implementation of Liberia’s policy addressing gender based violence among refugee women returning to a post conflict setting.