Accession Number : AD1023605

Title :   Gender Roles, Masculinity, And Militarism: Factors Contributing To Rape Being Used As A Weapon Of War In The Eastern Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,Christina S

Full Text :

Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The purpose behind this paper is to answer the question: what is the underlying motivation for men to use rape as a weapon of war in the eastern DRC? This paper will use a qualitative case study methodology to analyze three primary internal factors that could be contributing towards the sexual violence against women. The factors that will be critically explored in this paper are the gender roles, masculinity, and militarism of the various armed groups, like the FDLR and FARDC, located in the eastern DRC. The traditional gender roles observed in the DRC will be examined as well as how conflict has changed these gender roles.

Descriptors :   sexual assault , acquired immune deficiency syndrome , international law , human rights , crime , hiv infections , deployment , united nations , ethnic groups , national governments , international organizations , government (foreign)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE