The Political Psychology of War Rape


Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) The Political Psychology of War Rape, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.

This issue is headlined by an interview with Inger Skjelsbæk on her recent book, The Political Psychology of War Rape: Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The book is a valuable contribution to literature on war rape, how to understand rape as a weapon of war, how it affects victims and society at large, as well as how to study it.

You will also find an article on the launch of the Peace Research Endowment in the US, an endowment which will facilitate contact between donors and researchers on issues of peace and conflict; two articles on UN and gender issues: one on the open debate in the Security Council on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence and one on the launch of the DPA Guidelines for Mediators; an article on the Afghan women's rights activist Wazhma Frogh's visit to Norway; and the regular columns with Norwegian and international news, recent publications and coming events.