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FN:s arbete mot sexuellt våld i konflikter : en uppsats om verksamhetens olika strategier.

Corrigan, Louise LU (2011) MRSG20 20102
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the underlying strategies used by the United Nations in its battle against sexual violence during armed conflict. Rape as a weapon of war is a recurring global phenomenon which often causes its victims severe physical and psychological trauma. The UN is alas currently combating the problem through UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict and the establishment of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. By primarily analyzing existing material authorized by these two organizations' battle against sexual violence during conflict, it was possible to identify two distinct strategies in use. One clear strategy is mobilizing the grassroots of society in an... (More)
The purpose of this thesis is to examine the underlying strategies used by the United Nations in its battle against sexual violence during armed conflict. Rape as a weapon of war is a recurring global phenomenon which often causes its victims severe physical and psychological trauma. The UN is alas currently combating the problem through UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict and the establishment of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. By primarily analyzing existing material authorized by these two organizations' battle against sexual violence during conflict, it was possible to identify two distinct strategies in use. One clear strategy is mobilizing the grassroots of society in an attempt to generate public opinion on the matter. This method is attained by highlighting the need to act and by enhancing the victim's personality. Secondly, a strategy aimed at both national and international decision-makers was revealed. By rhetorically uniting the need to fight sexual violence during conflict with the restoration of intemational peace and security, and by stressing women's security as supremely important to the functioning of society and the economy, this method attempts to mobilize decision-makers. (Less)
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author
Corrigan, Louise LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20102
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
gräsrotssamhälle, strategier, Demokratiska Republiken Kongo, konflikter, krig, våldtäkt, FN, sexuellt våld, beslutsfattare, internationell fred och säkerhet
language
Swedish
id
1759495
date added to LUP
2011-01-31 12:22:59
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2014-09-04 08:27:55
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this thesis is to examine the underlying strategies used by the United Nations in its battle against sexual violence during armed conflict. Rape as a weapon of war is a recurring global phenomenon which often causes its victims severe physical and psychological trauma. The UN is alas currently combating the problem through UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict and the establishment of the Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. By primarily analyzing existing material authorized by these two organizations' battle against sexual violence during conflict, it was possible to identify two distinct strategies in use. One clear strategy is mobilizing the grassroots of society in an attempt to generate public opinion on the matter. This method is attained by highlighting the need to act and by enhancing the victim's personality. Secondly, a strategy aimed at both national and international decision-makers was revealed. By rhetorically uniting the need to fight sexual violence during conflict with the restoration of intemational peace and security, and by stressing women's security as supremely important to the functioning of society and the economy, this method attempts to mobilize decision-makers.},
  author       = {Corrigan, Louise},
  keyword      = {gräsrotssamhälle,strategier,Demokratiska Republiken Kongo,konflikter,krig,våldtäkt,FN,sexuellt våld,beslutsfattare,internationell fred och säkerhet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {FN:s arbete mot sexuellt våld i konflikter : en uppsats om verksamhetens olika strategier.},
  year         = {2011},
}