CGHR Starts New Research Cluster on Women and War

Gender and violence are bound up in many ways, ranging from codes of masculinity and feminity in war to the different roles that gendered agent play in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. CGHR's research cluster explore these and other ways in which violence is mediated by gender, with a particular focus on women. The program builds upon CGHR's long-standing interest in gender issues and was formally launched in the Fall of 2011 with a speaker series on gender and human rights and an event marking the launch of the PBS mini-series on "Women, War, and Peace." Currently, the program is exploring issues of bodily violence, ranging from rape to sexual trafficking.