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Drivkraften bakom sexuellt våld i Kongo (DRK) : Naturresursers rikedomar eller föreställningen om mannens sexuella drifter

Svensson, Emelie LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Which underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC) dose the UN observe? This essay will present two theories that each try to explain the underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC). The first theory sees both socially constructed understandings of masculinity that is produced in military institutions and the frustration of over not achieving this masculine ideal, as underlying factors to sexual violence. The second theory sees economic factors, in particularly militia groups’ ambitions to loot and trade with natural resources, as the underlying factor for creating the chaos that comes with the use of sexual violence in DRC. This essay will explore how and if the UN notices these theories and which connections that are... (More)
Which underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC) dose the UN observe? This essay will present two theories that each try to explain the underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC). The first theory sees both socially constructed understandings of masculinity that is produced in military institutions and the frustration of over not achieving this masculine ideal, as underlying factors to sexual violence. The second theory sees economic factors, in particularly militia groups’ ambitions to loot and trade with natural resources, as the underlying factor for creating the chaos that comes with the use of sexual violence in DRC. This essay will explore how and if the UN notices these theories and which connections that are noticed between the two of them. This essay concludes that a broader theorization of the concept of sexual violence is necessary to understand the background and underlying reasons for sexual violence in the DRC. It is there for essential to include both theories and their underlying factors to get a broader understanding of sexual violence. The UN-documents indicates that there is a connection between economic factors and sexual violence, they also indicate that the UN sees a socially constructed understanding of masculinity as a problem in the struggle to defeat sexual violence. In both this essay and the UN-documents the conclusion is made that the understanding of sexual violence in DRC is in need of further research. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Emelie LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
natural resources, Sexual Violence, Congo (DRC), masculinity, Kongo (DRK), sexuellt våld
language
Swedish
id
1971445
date added to LUP
2011-06-29 13:37:58
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {Which underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC) dose the UN observe? This essay will present two theories that each try to explain the underlying factors to sexual violence in Congo (DRC). The first theory sees both socially constructed understandings of masculinity that is produced in military institutions and the frustration of over not achieving this masculine ideal, as underlying factors to sexual violence. The second theory sees economic factors, in particularly militia groups’ ambitions to loot and trade with natural resources, as the underlying factor for creating the chaos that comes with the use of sexual violence in DRC. This essay will explore how and if the UN notices these theories and which connections that are noticed between the two of them. This essay concludes that a broader theorization of the concept of sexual violence is necessary to understand the background and underlying reasons for sexual violence in the DRC. It is there for essential to include both theories and their underlying factors to get a broader understanding of sexual violence. The UN-documents indicates that there is a connection between economic factors and sexual violence, they also indicate that the UN sees a socially constructed understanding of masculinity as a problem in the struggle to defeat sexual violence. In both this essay and the UN-documents the conclusion is made that the understanding of sexual violence in DRC is in need of further research.},
  author       = {Svensson, Emelie},
  keyword      = {natural resources,Sexual Violence,Congo (DRC),masculinity,Kongo (DRK),sexuellt våld},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Drivkraften bakom sexuellt våld i Kongo (DRK) : Naturresursers rikedomar eller föreställningen om mannens sexuella drifter},
  year         = {2011},
}