Gender and conflict

Ideology, Conflict and Sexual Violence in Pakistan

Middle East
RMIT University

In this article, we explore the topic of sexual violence in Pakistan using an intersectional feminist framework - we unpack both Islamist and feminist discourses on the theme of sexual violence. This article explains how the ideology of the Islamists influences the state and its institutions to blame victims of sexual violence rather than looking to support victims and reform the criminal justice system in the country.


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