My research focuses on various aspects of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in conflict-affected contexts, with a focus on Africa's Great Lakes region, in particular DR Congo.

In this, I have an expertise in combatting (conflict-related) sexual violence, where I link together 10 years of practical experience of working to prevent and provide support for survivors of sexual violence, with research on how simplified notions of violence and its consequences affect how the problem is addressed.

A second research area focuses on women, peace and security in the context of conflict transformation in DR Congo. By providing concrete examples of peacebuilding in the field, the possibilities and problems of operationalizing the UN agenda on women, peace and security are discussed. This is discussed in a larger context with a focus on addressing the driving factors of armed conflict.


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