Archive Posts 2020

Please find below a summary of the posts in 2020.
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December 10, 2020 Why These World War II Sex Slaves Are Still Demanding Justice

“Narcisa Claveria will turn 89 this year, two days before Christmas. Stepping onto the veranda of the family apartment, she takes a moment to check on her 92-year-old husband, who eyes visitors with a weary look.”

December 10, 2020 New ERC Consolidator Grant to PRIO associate Inger Skjelsbæk

“Inger Skjelsbæk, Professor at the University of Oslo and PRIO, has been granted a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to conduct research on ‘Innocent Children or Security Threats? European Children Born of War’ – also known as the EuroWARCHILD PROJECT.”

November 2, 2020 The Biracial War Children of Dutch Limburg and WW II Europe

New Article: an applied history of U.S. Military racial policy.

November 2, 2020 Research project on “Lebensborn” maternity home in Austria

June 1, 2020 New Article: Western Countries Leave Children of ISIS in Syrian Camps

March 11, 2020 New Podcast with Prof. Dr. Mochmann

“Zum Internationalen Tag der Frauen sprachen wir mit Frau Prof. Dr. Mochmann über die vergessenen Opfer sexualisierter Gewalt: die Kinder des Krieges.”

New Article: Die Zukunft der “Kinder des IS”

March 6, 2020 “Sieben Forderungen von und für die yezidische Gemeinschaft”

March 6, 2020 Discussion: Fulfilling the SDGs for Hidden and Vulnerable Populations

“Join a discussion on the impact of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for hidden and vulnerable populations in post-conflict situations. It will focus on women exposed to sexual violence during war and conflict and children born as a consequence of the assault and children born of war in general.”

Time and place: Mar. 9, 2020 9:00 AM–11:00 AM, Professorboligen, Stallen

February 10, 2020 New Article: Place-making and the everyday lives of children born into the Lord’s Resistance Army”

by Beth W. Stewart (2020) in Children’s Geographies, DOI: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1713994


After decades of war in northern Uganda, children born of forced marriage in the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) struggle to feel belonging. Based on data collected through a longitudinal study in the urban centre of Gulu town in northern Uganda with 29 children born into the LRA, this article offers a way to understand why the children are stigmatized in the places of their everyday lives. Stigmatization in the local postwar context is defined as having a moral dimension in which the children embody the insecurity and immorality of the war. Drawing on their stories about school and church, the article argues that stigmatization of the children can be understood as a place-making mechanism in people’s efforts to reclaim former places of violence, which results in the children’s sense of exclusion. The article concludes with a reflection on the importance of research with children born of war.

Beth W. Stewart, PhD

Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

Lecturer, Social Sciences & Humanities, Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver

Abstract artist,

If you want to walk fast, walk alone; if you want to walk far, walk with others. (Proverb)