Between Fatigue and Silence: The Challenges of Conducting Research on Sexual Violence in Conflict
- Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
- Oxford University Press
- Volume 25, Number 4, Winter 2018
- pp. 568-588
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This paper discusses the meanings of research fatigue and silences in conflict-related sexual violence research. Drawing on field experiences in Liberia, Tanzania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Peru, we discuss some of the unintended consequences of persistent focus on victim-survivors' narratives and argue for a reflexive feminist perspective that allows us to question the need and context of interviewing survivors and the associated insistence on disclosure.