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Istratii, Romina (2021) War and domestic violence: A rapid scoping of the literature to understand the relationship and to inform responses in the Tigray humanitarian crisis. London: Working Paper 2 (English). Project dldl/ድልድል: Bridging religious studies, gender and development and public health to address domestic violence in religious communities. SOAS University of London.

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Unexpectedly, on 4 November 2020 (four days after the official start date of project dldl/ድልድል), a conflict erupted in Tigray region. The eruption of the war raised an urgent need to pay attention to violence experienced in political conflict and to war trauma and to understand the implications for domestic life and family relations in the conflict-affected communities, as well as identify linkages with religio-cultural parameters where these have been identified. The working paper has a two-fold aim: to deepen the analysis of domestic violence in conflict-ridden Tigray as part of the ongoing work that we do as project dldl/ድልድል, and to inform current humanitarian responses in the region so that they account for context-specific needs and the religio-cultural conditions of the people.

Item Type: Monographs and Working Papers (Working Paper)
Keywords: war violence, domestic violence, trauma, literature review, Tigray conflict, war crimes, psychosocial support, humanitarian response, religious beliefs, Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Christianity
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies
Copyright Statement: All outputs from this project are published in line with UKRI’s open access policy and the project’s commitments to open knowledge. All outputs are published under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) International Licence,
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 10:31
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