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Annotated Bibliographies

The goal of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights’ Annotated Bibliography Project is to provide the policy, activist and scholarly communities with access to the findings of the burgeoning academic research in this field. We hope that by providing easier access to the findings of scholarly research, we can:

  • help foster better-informed policymaking;
  • support and inform women activists and NGOs;
  • support innovative research by providing resources for researchers in conflict-afflicted areas who often lack access to the kinds of scholarly resources readily available in well-funded educational institutions.

Some of our bibliographies address topics which are currently at the center of international policy agendas and civil society concern, such as “conflict-related sexual violence”; others attempt to help move the “gender, peace and security” agenda forward by focusing on more cutting-edge topics we think worthy of increased attention.

If you are familiar with resources which you think should be included in one of our annotated bibliographies, please submit the citation, or, better yet, an annotation, and we will add it to the bibliography, with your name as reviewer.

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights created this Annotated Bibliography for the Women’s Regional Network (WRN).  WRN aims to provide an opportunity for key women leaders in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to unify efforts across borders and to build a common vision to address issues they face in trying to secure peace and stability in the region. The Network is especially concerned with the inter-linkages between security, extremisms, corruption and militarization, including the militarization of aid and development as they impact women’s lives.  WRN commissioned this annotated bibliography, which maps recent studies, reports and other materials on these topics, in order to enable WRN members and partners to become familiar with the current discourse and evidence related to these themes.
Topics
Armed Conflict, Corruption, Economies, Gender-Based Violence, Governance, Humanitarian Assistance, Justice, Militarization, Nationalism, Rights, Women's Rights, Security, Human Security, Security Sector Reform, Sexual Violence, Weapons /Arms

In the Consortium’s view, “gender,” in policy communities, is too often taken to simply mean “women,” neglecting both gendered power relations and men and masculinities.  This annotated bibliography aims to facilitate a conversation on gender and armed conflict that examines men and masculinities, as well as the structural differences in power that shape how both men and women participate in war and peacebuilding. Its topics include peacekeeping, militarism, sexualities, sexual violence against men, occupation and imperialism, nationalism, small arms, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, post-conflict reconstruction, warrior culture, and male youth.
Topics
Armed Conflict, Combatants, DDR, Gender, Women, Men, Masculinity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Gendered Power Relations, LGBTQ, Militaries, Militarization, Non-state armed groups, Peacekeeping, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual Violence, Male Perpetrators, Rape, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, SV against men, SV against women, Sexuality, Sexual Torture, Weapons /Arms

“Gendering peacekeeping” means more than bringing women into peacekeeping military and civilian police units. This literature review surveys the academic literature on masculinities and peacekeeping; it is part of the Consortium’s larger project on masculinities and armed conflict.
Topics
Gender, Men, Masculinity/ies, Peacekeeping, Sexuality

Abu Graib-related revelations about the US military’s use of shame and humiliation prompted the Consortium to examine the assumptions upon which that tactic is based.  This annotated bibliography was created by Consortium intern Emily Parker, who later moved to Tunisia to work as an editor and writer for a start-up online Tunisian news agency, reporting on major events shaping the future of post-revolutionary Tunisia. 
Topics
Armed Conflict, Gender, Men, Boys, Masculinity/ies, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Sexuality, Sexual Torture
Regions
Africa, MENA, Asia, Middle East
Countries
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories, United States

Conflict-related sexual violence is a topic which is at the heart of current policy and practice in the international ‘women, peace and security’ community.  This annotated bibliography includes research on sexual violence against both women and men, as well as both men and women as perpetrators of sexual violence.
Topics
Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Masculinity/ies, Femininity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Gendered Power Relations, Health, Sexual Violence, Female Perpetrators, Male Perpetrators, Rape, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, SV against men, SV against women

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