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“Invisible children”: A qualitative study on the work of organisations to promote support for future children born of war
University College Stockholm, Department of Human Rights and Democracy.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Sexual violence perpetrated against women during armed conflicts represents a severe violation of their fundamental human rights. This heinous act not only inflicts significant harm on the women themselves but also results in the birth of children conceived due to wartime rape. Previous research has marked that children born of war encounter various forms of discrimination, stigma, neglect, abuse, and sometimes limited access to education and healthcare. As a vulnerable group, children born of war often have single mothers who have experienced sexual violence, resulting in potential lack of support from their family and communities. This paper investigates the circumstances and obstacles faced by children born of war but also what is necessary to properly support these children, according to the five organisations interviewed. It shines light on the need for comprehensive support systems to address their specific needs in the future, such as the urgent need for early interventions and psychological support, along with providing children born of war the opportunity to connect with their biological heritage to foster a sense of identity amongst others.

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2023. , p. 37
Keywords [en]
Stigmatisation; discrimination; neglect; abuse; children; children born of war; war children; ostracism; organisations; CRC
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ths:diva-1970OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ths-1970DiVA, id: diva2:1795337
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Human Rights
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Bachelor’s Programme in Human Rights
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Available from: 2023-09-21 Created: 2023-09-08 Last updated: 2023-10-11Bibliographically approved

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