Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Book sections

Treating Sexual Violence as a Business? Reflections on National and International Responses to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Jane Freedman 1
1 GTM - Genre, Travail, Mobilités
CRESPPA - Centre de recherches sociologiques et politiques de Paris
Abstract : This chapter aims to question the ways in which sexual and gender-based violence have been framed in international discourse and policy and thus to examine some of the causes of the perceived failure of international responses to this violence. Methodology : The chapter is based on qualitative research carried out through key informant interviews and focus groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Findings : The research highlights the ways in which limited understandings of sexual and gender-based violence lead to interventions which have unintended and sometimes negative consequences for gender relations in the DRC. Social implications : The chapter calls on researchers, policy makers, and aid practitioners to rethink their approaches to tackling sexual and gender-based violence and to incorporate these into a more coherent overall approach to gender inequality.
Document type :
Book sections
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-univ-paris10.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01508341
Contributor : Administrateur Hal Nanterre <>
Submitted on : Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:20:07 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:50:24 AM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : hal-01508341, version 1

Citation

Jane Freedman. Treating Sexual Violence as a Business? Reflections on National and International Responses to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence: Part B, 18B, Emerald Group Publishing, pp.125-143, 2014, Advances in Gender Research, 978-1-78350-894-5. ⟨hal-01508341⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

182