The Legacy of War Time Rape: Mapping Key Concepts and Issues
At this conference researchers and practitioners gathered to map key concepts and issues related to war time rape. The cooperation between the PRIO gender group, and the "International network for interdiscipinary research on children born of war [INIRC]" offered the opportunity to draw upon contracts from different networks of researchers and practitioners who for many years have worked on rape, war, traumatisation, children born of war, perpetrators, reconciliation etc., but who had not yet had the opportunity to exchange information and share knowledge in these areas. It was the aim of the organisers to address these issues in an interdiciplinary perspective inviting international experts among others from the neurosciences, medicine, psychology, history, laws, arts, media, social sciences, military, NGOs, politics and the United Nations with expertise from different countries and regions of the world.
Part I of this report contains a summary of the main issues addressed and discussed at the conference. This has been structured based on issues rather than providing a summary of each presentation and recommendations at the political and research levels are provided where this seems appropriate based on the available evidence base. The main contents of the respective presentations can be read in the abstracts which are included in Part II of this report.