20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will address when, why, and how widespread sexual violence occurs in armed conflicts. The module will (1) examine how academics and international actors understand and research what sexual violence is and why it occurs in certain conflicts; (2) assess the international efforts to prosecute and prevent sexual violence in armed conflict; and (3) undertake in-depth case study analysis to assess the various long-term consequences of sexual violence in armed conflict for individuals, communities, and processes of reconciliation. Resultantly the module will assess what can be done to address this security issue and its numerous violent consequences.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students studying Single or Dual Degrees in Politics.

Staff Contact: TURTON HELEN L
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study, Digital content/guided learning
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Politics and International Relations):

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