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"Men and Masculinities in Eastern DR Congo"

September 2011

by Desiree Lwambo

This study analyses the relationship between sexual and gender-­‐based violence and hegemonic masculinities in the conflict zone of North Kivu province in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The study’s main focus lies on the discrepancies between dominant ideals of masculinity and the actual realities of men’s lives. As men try to enact masculine ideals of breadwinner and family head, the current political and economic context puts them under increasing pressure. To read more