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This paper explores how we know what we know about sexual violence and to highlight the role that comparison, across contexts and between different kinds of knowledge, plays in shaping what we know. It highlights the role of strategic knowledge in facilitating the creation of thematic areas of international expertise, such as that about sexual violence in conflict. The paper draws attention to the role that quantitative evidence and narrative testimony evidence have played in this field of knowledge and the social life of data in which quantitative and qualitative forms of evidence are enmeshed. Throughout, the paper addresses the role that comparison plays in producing both quantitative and qualitative data separated from meaningful context and analysis of the politics of sexual violence in conflict. It considers the functional similarities between the ways data is deployed to support campaigning and advocacy and calls for further research into the social life of the field of expertise around conflict-related sexual violence.
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Nov 2019|
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
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- 1 Finished
Making Peacekeeping Data work for the International community
Macginty, H., Müller, T., Russell, C. & Taithe, B.
1/06/14 → 31/05/17
Making data work for the humanitarian community
Larissa Fast (Participant), Bertrand Taithe (Participant), Sophie Roborgh (Participant), Roisin Read (Participant) & Allard Duursma (Participant)
Impact: Policy, Society and culture