CSRS research blog

In this section, you will find a selection of stories and updates from the field, as well as photographs and video clips from the researchers’ scoping and field visits to Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia and Uganda.

Stories:

Emotions

Emotions

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark writes her latest story from the field for the CSRS project research blog.
The Burden of Memory

The Burden of Memory

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark writes her latest story from the field.
Hierarchies of rape and sexual violence

Hierarchies of rape and sexual violence

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark with her latest story from the field.

19 June: The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark with her latest story from the field.
The zigzagged search for justice

The zigzagged search for justice

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By Professor Janine Natalya Clark.
At the water's edge: reflections on place and resilience

At the water's edge: reflections on place and resilience

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark with her latest story from the field.

On Erasure and Transitional Justice

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In this blog post, Dr. Yoana Fernanda Nieto Valdivieso reflects on conflict-related sexual violence justice
The power of bodies

The power of bodies

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In this blog post, Professor Janine Natalya Clark reflects further on the 'Stand, Speak, Rise Up to End Sexual Violence in Fragile Environments' conference.
Pain, neurogenesis and reparations

Pain, neurogenesis and reparations

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In this blog post, Professor Janine Natalya Clark reflects on issues raised following the 'Stand, Speak, Rise Up to End Sexual Violence in Fragile Environments' conference.
Disappearance

Disappearance

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In this blog post, Professor Janine Natalya Clark reflects on the issue of disappearance in the context of victims-survivors of conflict-related sexual violence.

On Vortices

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Professor Janine Natalya Clark reports a recent interview in Sarajevo with a survivor of conflict-related sexual violence
The Importance of Enabling Movement: Some Reflections from the PSVI Film Festival

The Importance of Enabling Movement: Some Reflections from the PSVI Film Festival

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CSRS Principal Investigator - Professor Janine Natalya Clark - writes for the project's "Stories from the Field" blog.

Sunday at the Vrbas

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By Professor Janine Natalya Clark.

The blending of time

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By Professor Janine Natalya Clark.

The importance of a hug

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By Professor Janine Natalya Clark.

Of Idioms, Metaphors and Translations

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Dr Eunice Otuko Apio reports on the role that language has played in CSRS fieldwork, discussing the importance of adapting the project ideas for varying cultures; use of idioms and metaphors; and issues surrounding translation.

The Ugandan Heart

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Following the CSRS field trip to Uganda, Dr Janine Natalya Clark explores how reference to the 'heart' has resonated throughout conversations with victims and survivors, and applies the theme to a wider context of transitional justice and reconciliation in Uganda.

How Long It Takes a Tree to Heal

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Dr Yoana Fernanda Nieto Valdivieso considers the use of trees as a metaphor for endurance, exploring how their ecosystems can represent the way in which communities are affected by conflict and how transitional justice processes might address this.

Resilience and Faith

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A reflection on faith, justice and resilience from the viewpoint of a mother – Dr Janine Natalya Clark tells the story of Angelina, the mother of a girl who was abducted by the Lord's Resistance Army in northern Uganda, whose faith and belief in forgiveness has helped her in moving forward.

Processes of Healing

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Dr Janine Natalya Clark considers the process of healing, reflecting upon survivors' journeys towards recovery within the community of Barlonyo in Uganda.
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