Student: Emily Davis
Major: Political Science
Advisors: Dr. Michele Leiby, Dr. Fiacre Bienvenu
Sexual violence is an atrocious phenomenon that affects women all over the world. A women’s status in society greatly influence their life. There is literature out there that argues that women may receive backlash if they try to gain better rights. This study intends on continuing that understanding of the relationship between the status of women, the presence of sexual violence, and the backlash effect. I hypothesize that the status of women influences the presence of sexual violence conditional on time in which women have gained rights or pushed for more rights. I use a longitudinal case study approach to analyze the relation between the status of women and sexual violence during and after conflict. This Independent Study finds probable linkage between the status of women and sexual violence because of backlash from society.
Emily will be online to field comments on May 8:
Noon-2pm EDT (PST 9am-11am, Africa/Europe: early evening)