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Bibliographic Resources

The goal of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights’ Bibliographic Resources 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 that 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, such as feminist analysis of the political-economic dimensions of peacebuilding.

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


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


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