Social side-effects of international attention to gender-based violence in DRC

Funded by DFID and Social Science Research Council, New York
Co-researchers Nynke Douma; Jocelyne Matabaro
Description This research was the sequel to a previous research that led to the report: Fond de commerce? Sexual Violence Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Occasional Paper 02, Disaster Studies, Wageningen, 61 pp 

On the basis of interviews in DRC, the research concerned the unintended consequences of the attention to sexual violence.

Key Outputs Douma, N, D. Hilhorst and J. Matabaro (2016) Getting the balance right? Sexual violence response in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A comparison between 2011 and 2014. Report 9 – a joint SLRC-JSRP publication, London, Secure Livelihood Research Consortium.

Hilhorst, D, N. Douma (2017) ‘Beyond the hype? Responses to sexual violence in DRC in 2011 and 2014’ in: Hilhorst D, H. Porter and R. Gordon (eds) special issue on Gender, sexuality and violence in humanitarian crises, Disasters 41(S1) pp 79-98

Brown bag lunch presentation at the Department for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the United Nations, 2016

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