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News | 28 Nov 2013
In Uganda, data suggests that not only women and girls are sexually assaulted in times of conflict and war, but also men and boys. Yet, male rape victims are almost invisible in interventions and even debates on conflict related sexual violence. Attention is overwhelmingly focused on girls and women. -There is a monopoly of victimhood, says Chris Dolan, Director at the Refugee Law Project at the School of Law, Makerere University.
Project | Jun 2007 - Jun 2010
What are the links between transitional justice mechanisms and the degree of violence and reconciliation in a post-war or post-authoritarian ...
transitional justice, violence, reconciliation, peacebuilding, trials, criminal courts, amnesty, truth commissions, reparations, vetting, Indonesia
News | 18 Apr 2006
CMI has been awarded a 2-year grant under the Research Council of Norway's new program on Poverty and Peace. The project, entitled Violence in the Post-Conflict State", starts by noting that civil wars are often followed by continued or new forms of violence in the affected states. Such violence - whether associated with ex-combatants, organized crime, disaffected warlords, recriminating agents of the state or post-war marginalized groups - seems widespread but poorly understood.
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
A violência contra as mulheres é uma prática generalizada em Angola, pouco se sabendo ainda sobre a perceção ...
poverty, women, violence, Angola, Luanda
The Effects of Oil Production and Ethnic Representation on Violent Conflict in Nigeria: A Mixed-Methods Approach
Journal Article | Jan 2016
A large qualitative literature on violent conflict in Nigeria has identified the importance of oil production and ethnicity as salient factors ...
Journal Article | Jan 2015
This article offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms of ...
News | 2 May 2011
Astri Suhrke and Ingrid Samset challenge the analysis in the World Development Report: What is the purpose of this statistical analysis? Good policy must be based on nuanced research.
Event | 20 Oct 2008
Drugs and illicit trafficking has caused an upsurge of violence in large parts of Latin America threatening human security, the economies of the region and state legitimacy. This seminar explores the linkages between illicit trafficking, the spiralling violence and the state in Latin America.
Bolvia, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico
Project | Jun - Dec 2009
The 2007 general elections in Kenya were fiercely disputed and triggered widespread violence throughout the country. After former UN Secretary-General, ...
elections, violence, ethnicity, human rights, Kenya, Kenya
Electoral Mismanagement and Post-Election Violence in Kenya: Kriegler and Waki Commissions of Inquir
Project | Feb - Dec 2009
The 2007 general elections in Kenya were fiercely disputed and triggered widespread violence throughout the country. After the former UN Secretary-General, ...
Elections, Kenya, violence, human rights, Kenya
Project | Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
Crime and the fear of being hit by crime and small-scale violence are key economic and social problems in most developing countries, and often ...
Police, Corruption, Violence, India, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania
News | 4 Oct 2015
High environmental risks and questionable development outcomes characterise the mining industry. A myriad of small companies operate in competitive, high-risk, high-reward settings with weak institutions that fail to enforce regulations. Such conditions are highly conducive to corruption, violence, and environmental destruction.
Junior mining companies, Environmental impact assessments, Environmental governance, Corruption, Violence, Bribery, Natural Resources, Guatemala
Book | May 2017
Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for ...
CMI Insight | Sep 2014
Egyptian women were crucial to the movement that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 revolution. However, both in the revolutionary ...
Revolution, Arab spring, sexual assault, Egypt
Book Chapter | Jan 2012
Sexual violence: The case of eastern Congo Ingrid Samset The peace in between. Post-war violence an
gender and conflict, sexual violence, postwar violence, peacebuilding, DR Congo
Journal Article | Jun 2010
The efforts of the international community to build peace in Sudan have been frustrated by the failure to stop the violence in Darfur, continuous ...
CMI Report | Jan 1997
This study argues that the Colombian paradox between formal democracy and endemic political violence is a direct result of the narrow polity ...
Transition theory, Democracy, Violence, Human rights, Military, Colombia, Americas: Colombia
News | 13 Aug 2015
In the past, Brazilian intellectuals have coined the term “metaphor of war” to account for the representations of the crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. The logic of war is at the very core of Rio’s pacification of the favelas, which in practice is carried out through armed confrontations between the police and armed groups within pacified favelas, where the main objective (on both sides), in spite of the rhetoric of peace, is still to kill the enemy.
News | 21 May 2012
Sudanese women activists launch reform initiatives to bring justice to rape victims. Non-governmental and governmental actors alike advocate for change. -International donors should seize this window of opportunity and facilitate dialogue between different stakeholders in Sudan, says CMI-researcher Liv Tønnessen.
Project | Apr - Jun 2011
While the passage of various UN Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) and 1889 (2009) on women, peace and security are important ...