“Forgotten victims of war”. Invisible, though stigmatised: the case of children born of wartime rape and conflict-related sexual violence

dc.contributor.advisor Agapiou-Josephides, Kalliope
dc.contributor.author Hermus, Nina
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-09T09:54:38Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-09T09:54:38Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.description Second semester University: University of Cyprus. Global Campus awarded thesis 2019/2020. en_US
dc.description.abstract Conflict-Related Sexual Violence has many disastrous consequences, yet one consequence that is systematically ignored is the children being born as a result from such violence. This research focuses on children born of wartime rape, the often “forgotten victims of war”. The aim of this study is to explore how the human rights of these children, enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, are compromised, while, additionally, identifying ways to rectify these violations and safeguard the child’s rights in an adequate way. This research adopts an innovative approach that sheds a light on four different cases: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Uganda, Colombia and Myanmar. It examines in a comparative way key issues that affect the lives of these children. Stigmatisation, discrimination, statelessness, abuse, economic hardship and, at worst, infanticide; the findings reveal that the human rights of these children are systematically violated, irrespective of time and space. However, before analysing the multitude of violations on the human rights of children born of wartime rape, this research will begin with tackling the root cause of the issue: conflict-related sexual violence, too often falsely perceived as a mere by-product of war. This research will analyse this complex phenomenon by stepping away from the classical explanations of patriarchal culture, sexual desire or opportunity and will demonstrate on the basis of feminist discourse that conflict-related sexual violence not only has, but can be effectively be prevented. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11825/1783
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/686
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Global Campus Europe (EMA) theses 2019/2020;
dc.subject armed conflict en_US
dc.subject sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject rape en_US
dc.subject children en_US
dc.subject children rights en_US
dc.subject discrimination en_US
dc.subject statelessness en_US
dc.subject Bosnia and Herzegovina en_US
dc.subject Uganda en_US
dc.subject Colombia en_US
dc.subject Myanmar en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.title “Forgotten victims of war”. Invisible, though stigmatised: the case of children born of wartime rape and conflict-related sexual violence en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
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