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Kvinnor som offer . En kritisk studie av svensk dagspress och dess framställning av Kongos kvinnor

Knape, Klara LU (2011) MRSG20 20111
Human Rights Studies
Abstract (Swedish)
Sexual violence is a widespread and severe problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hits thousands of civilians each year. In Congo sexual violence is a weapon of war and the women are the most affected. The last few years the sexual violence in Congo has received increased attention from international organizations, as the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, and also from the international media.
This essay is a critical analysis of the Swedish media’s picture of Congo's women as victims. I have analyzed ten articles from two of Sweden's major daily newspapers and found a prevalent picture of Congolese women as victims. This is a problem as it preserves the stereotype colonial picture that the western world still... (More)
Sexual violence is a widespread and severe problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hits thousands of civilians each year. In Congo sexual violence is a weapon of war and the women are the most affected. The last few years the sexual violence in Congo has received increased attention from international organizations, as the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, and also from the international media.
This essay is a critical analysis of the Swedish media’s picture of Congo's women as victims. I have analyzed ten articles from two of Sweden's major daily newspapers and found a prevalent picture of Congolese women as victims. This is a problem as it preserves the stereotype colonial picture that the western world still have of Africa and Africans. (Less)
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author
Knape, Klara LU
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organization
course
MRSG20 20111
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
våldtäkter, sexuellt våld, DRK, Kongo, women, rape, sexual violence, Congo, DRC, kvinnor
language
Swedish
id
1971572
date added to LUP
2011-07-04 12:16:11
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {Sexual violence is a widespread and severe problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hits thousands of civilians each year. In Congo sexual violence is a weapon of war and the women are the most affected. The last few years the sexual violence in Congo has received increased attention from international organizations, as the United Nations and non-governmental organizations, and also from the international media.
This essay is a critical analysis of the Swedish media’s picture of Congo's women as victims. I have analyzed ten articles from two of Sweden's major daily newspapers and found a prevalent picture of Congolese women as victims. This is a problem as it preserves the stereotype colonial picture that the western world still have of Africa and Africans.},
  author       = {Knape, Klara},
  keyword      = {våldtäkter,sexuellt våld,DRK,Kongo,women,rape,sexual violence,Congo,DRC,kvinnor},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kvinnor som offer . En kritisk studie av svensk dagspress och dess framställning av Kongos kvinnor},
  year         = {2011},
}