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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.
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.
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.
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. 
Armed Conflict, Gender, Men, Boys, Masculinity/ies, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Sexuality, Sexual Torture
Africa, MENA, Asia, Middle East
Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories, United States of America

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.
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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