DAWN authors discuss political economy, war and gender violence

Researchers from the global South met this week in Colombo, Sri Lanka, to theorize the political economy of conflict and violence from feminist perspectives, for a forthcoming book.

They reviewed findings from seven case studies, discussing production and reproduction in war economies; challenges in post war transformation; territoriality, patriarchy, accumulation and dispossession; state, masculinities and the moral economy.

DAWN's current research project on this topic focuses on the impact of armed conflict and violence on gender relations. It aims to discuss the political economy of gender-based violence against women in conflict situations, including, but not limited to, sexual violence.

The case studies are from Northern Uganda; Sudan and South Sudan; Egypt, Libya and Iraq; Colombia; North East India; Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea.