Beyond a 'survivor-centred approach' to conflict-related sexual violence?

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Beyond a 'survivor-centred approach' to conflict-related sexual violence? / Clark, Janine.

In: International Affairs, Vol. 2021, 08.06.2021, p. 1-18.

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title = "Beyond a 'survivor-centred approach' to conflict-related sexual violence?",
abstract = "Within policy discourse on conflict-related sexual violence, there is a strong emphasis on the need for and importance of a {\textquoteleft}survivor-centred approach{\textquoteright}. This interdisciplinary article seeks to demonstrate that such an approach, by itself, is too narrow. Emphasizing connectivity, a central concept within the science of ecology that refers to connections that enable and facilitate vital ecological processes, the article{\textquoteright}s core argument is that survivor-centred discourse critically marginalizes, or neglects, the fundamental webs of connectivity with which the everyday lives of those who have suffered conflict-related sexual violence are intricately interwoven. The article draws on qualitative interviews with victims-/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda to empirically develop two {\textquoteleft}connectivity critiques{\textquoteright} of survivor-centred discourse, focusing on resources and health respectively. Ultimately, it is not advocating the abandonment of a survivor-centred approach, but, rather, a social ecological reframing of it. ",
author = "Janine Clark",
note = "Funding information: This research was supported by the European Research Council under grant number 724518.",
year = "2021",
month = jun,
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doi = "10.1093/ia/iiab055",
language = "English",
volume = "2021",
pages = "1--18",
journal = "International Affairs",
issn = "0020-5850",
publisher = "Wiley",

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