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CMI Brief | 2016

Violência contra a mulher no contexto da pobreza urbana em Angola

A violência contra as mulheres é uma prática generalizada em Angola, pouco se sabendo ainda sobre a perceção que as mulheres têm deste fenómeno e como elas se relacionam com...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola

Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in the context of urban...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Civilians’ Survival Strategies amid Institutionalized Insecurity and Violence in the Nuba Mountains, Sudan

Guma Kunda Komey (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:4)
CMI Report | 2016

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015 (in Arabic)

This is an Arabic translation of the CMI report Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015, published in November 2015.  The English version can be found...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
Journal Article | 2016

Strategies of Self-Proclaimed Pro-Life Groups: Effect of New Religious Actors on Sexual Policies

Over the past few decades political processes recognizing and broadening sexual and reproductive rights have produced a reaction from conservative sectors seeking to block those gains. Although the Catholic Church...
José Manuel Morán Faúndes and María Angélica Peñas Defago (2016)
in Latin American Perspectives vol. 208 no. 43: 3
CMI Brief | 2016

Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi

Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions...
Asiyati Chiweza, Vibeke Wang, Ann Maganga (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
CMI Brief | 2016

The uneven playing field and the 2016 elections in Uganda

It is easy to document that the 2016 elections in Uganda were unfair. To combat the uneven playing field one needs to systematically assess the symptoms and identify the structural...
Svein-Erik Helle (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 7) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Does violence pay? The effect of ethnic rebellion on overcoming political deprivation

Studies have found that politically deprived groups are more likely to rebel. However, does rebellion increase the likelihood of achieving political rights? This article proposes that rebellion helps ethnic groups...
Carlo Koos (2016)
in Conflict Management and Peace Science vol. 33 no. 1 pp. 3-24
Journal Article | 2016

The Effects of Oil Production and Ethnic Representation on Violent Conflict in Nigeria: A Mixed-Methods Approach

A large qualitative literature on violent conflict in Nigeria has identified the importance of oil production and ethnicity as salient factors in understanding violence, especially in the oil-rich Niger Delta....
Carlo Koos, Jan Pierskalla (2016)
in Terrorism and Political Violence vol. 28 no. 5 pp. 888-911
Report in External Series | 2016

The Specialized Units for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan: Shortcuts or detours to women's empowerment?

Torunn Wimpelmann, Mohammad Jawad Shahabi, Farangis Elyasi (2016)
Kabul and Bergen: Research Institute for Women Peace and Security & Chr Michelsen Institute 24 p.
Report in External Series | 2016

Prosecution of Acts of Violence Against Women. A closer look at the data

Torunn Wimpelmann, Mohammad Jawad Shahabi (2016)
Research Institute for Women Peace and Security & Chr Michelsen Institute 24 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by the age of 18...
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Mweetwa Mudenda, Joseph Zulu, Ecloss Munsaka, Astrid Blystad, Mpundu Makasa, Ottar Mæstad, Bertil Tungodden, Choolwe Jakobs, Linda Milimo Kampata, Knut Fylkesnes, Joar Svanemyr, Karen Marie Moland, Richard Banda, Patrick Musonda (2016)
in Trials vol. 17 no. 588 15 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Scaling up sexuality education in Senegal: integrating family life education into the national curriculum

In Senegal, school-based sexuality education has evolved over 20 years from family life education (FLE) pilot projects into crosscurricular subjects located within the national curriculum of primary and secondary schools....
Katie Chau, Aminata Traoré Seck, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Joar Svanemyr (2016)
in Sex Education vol. 17
Book | 2016

Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European...
Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn (2016)
Edward Elgar Publishing 296 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Gli hazara dell'Afghanistan tra asservimento, guerra ed emancipazione

This article analyses the link between politics of enslavement, war and collective emancipation with particular reference to the Hazaras, an ethnic-religious minority of Afghanistan. The main objective of this paper...
Antonio De Lauri (2016)
in LARES. Quadrimestrale di studi demoetnoantropologici vol. 2016/2
Master's Thesis | 2016

Taming the war machine: Police, pacification and power i Rio de Janeiro

In this thesis I trace the changes in the exercise of Brazilian state power in Rio’s poor communities, or favelas, through an ethnographic exploration of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)...
Tomas Salem (2016)
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master degree, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen . Bergen: University of Bergen 146 p.
CMI Report | 2016

Women’s Activism in Saudi Arabia: Male Guardianship and Sexual Violence

Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to cover their heads and body in...
Liv Tønnessen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:1)
CMI Report | 2015

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)