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Natural Resources and Social ConflictSexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Natural Resources and Social Conflict: Sexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo [While it is often stated that women and children are the most vulnerable during armed conflict, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) exemplifies the ultimate lack of protection and deliberate targeting of civilians that has come to characterize modern warfare. The DRC held their first democratic election in 2006 following a series of peace talks that led to the installation of a transitional government, and now the ‘New National Government’. Despite such movements towards democracy and peace, the DRC is still struggling with the conflict in the Eastern section of the country, the Kivus. This conflict continues under the eye of MONUSCO, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission for the DRC and the rest of the world.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Natural Resources and Social ConflictSexual Violence, Coltan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Editors: Schnurr, Matthew A.; Swatuk, Larry A.

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Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright
© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
ISBN
978-1-349-33420-9
Pages
128 –151
DOI
10.1057/9781137002464_7
Publisher site
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Abstract

[While it is often stated that women and children are the most vulnerable during armed conflict, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) exemplifies the ultimate lack of protection and deliberate targeting of civilians that has come to characterize modern warfare. The DRC held their first democratic election in 2006 following a series of peace talks that led to the installation of a transitional government, and now the ‘New National Government’. Despite such movements towards democracy and peace, the DRC is still struggling with the conflict in the Eastern section of the country, the Kivus. This conflict continues under the eye of MONUSCO, the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission for the DRC and the rest of the world.]

Published: Oct 28, 2015

Keywords: Sexual Violence; Democratic Republic; International Criminal Court; Armed Group; United Nations Security Council

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