Understanding Conflict Related Sexual Violence in Ethiopia

Research Report 2022

In 2022, the Center for Human Rights, Gender and Migration and the Mukwege Foundation collaborated on a study focused on sexual violence occurring in the context of the current armed conflict in Ethiopia. Powered by a transdisciplinary research team of Brown School and School of Law students and external experts from the U.S. and Ethiopia, this research combined reliable open source material with key informant interview data to shed light on who was reportedly committing conflict-related sexual violence, against whom, in what ways, and why. The study also examined relevant impacts on individuals and health care infrastructures in Northern Ethiopia. It covers the conflict period from November 2020 through May 2022.

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