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Violence has traditionally been viewed through the lens of armed conflict or specific, concrete violent incidents. However, it is necessary to understand that violence may be a chronic phenomenon— a persistent, deeply ingrained aggression affecting daily lives.
The report makes the case for reconceptualizing violence in the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gender equality fields, building upon feminist conceptions of the continuum of violence to recognize that societal structures, systemic discrimination and even pervasive cultural norms can be sources of violence. This comprehensive view has significant implications for policy, demanding multisectoral strategies that address not just symptoms but the root causes. This report illuminates the pervasive issue of chronic violence, especially its gendered dimensions, and advocates for comprehensive approaches to understanding and addressing it.
chronic violence, peacebuilding
Peace and Conflict Studies
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Stavrevska, Elena B.; Bohardsingh, Nattecia Nerene; Hernández Montoya, María Dolores; Cecilia Martínez, Tania; Mawby, Briana; and Carns, Aliza, "Addressing Chronic Violence from a Gendered Perspective (Executive Summary)" (2023). Kroc IPJ Research and Resources. 82.