Sexual Violence in the DR Congo

Kirstine Gellert, Tilde Marie Topp & Rigmor Bea Bröking Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


It has been examined, how the inclusion of both victims’ and soldiers’ perspectives on sexual violence alters the dominant representation of the causes of sexual violence in the DR Congo, as well as what impact a broader understanding of the causes have on the way in which the problem is addressed in practice. The study has been conducted by means of Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis, which has been applied to five reports and two articles based on interviews with victims and soldiers concerning their understanding of sexual violence in DR Congo. It can be concluded that the involvement of soldier’s narratives nuanced the understanding of the causes of sexual violence on a range of issues and that this can form the basis for interventions that address even more aspects of the problem.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato25 feb. 2015


  • Krig og konflikt
  • Kritisk diskursanalyse
  • voldtægt
  • Seksuel Vold
  • DR Congo
  • Soldater
  • Fairclough
  • Ofre