Disciplinera Soldater: Förstå Försvars Politiska Aktörers Kontroll av Sexuellt Våld
Tidsperiod: 2016-01-01 till 2018-12-31
Projektledare: Angela Muvumba Sellström
Budget: 3 600 000 SEK
The ways that armed political actors prevent sexual violence remains an unresolved research puzzle. By questioning why some actors are able to discipline their fighters, this study will contribute to our wider understanding of the direct and indirect internal factors that lead to wartime rape, sexual exploitation and similar abuses. The project will explore the causes of control of sexual violence among different non-state armed political actors – Palipehutu-FNL i Burundi; Folkets befrielsearmé i Namibia (PLAN), armén av SWAPO, South West African Folkets Organisation; och Uganda National Resistance Army / rörelse (NRA / M). Despite their different histories and geo-political contexts; their diverse political circumstances; and their dissimilar cultural contexts, these actors managed to control the sexual violence behavior of their members. The project’s data collection techniques include focus group research with former members of FNL, PLAN/SWAPO and NRA/M. By investigating these armed political actors’ disciplinary practices, the project will advance the possibility for arriving at a general theory of armed group control of sexual violence.