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CHIBOW network in Austrian news

Following the CHIBOW Final Conference in Leipzig in June 2018, ESRs Sophie Roupetz, Lisa Haberkern and Lukas Schretter wrote two German-language news articles about the outcomes of the CHIBOW network and individual research projects. The articles have been published on the official website of the ORF, the Austrian national public service broadcaster. „Besatzungskinder“ – Von der Tabusierung zur Anerkennung Die Fragen der „Kinder des Krieges“ Added to this, an earlier article by Sophie, Lisa and Lukas on the transgenerational consequences of conflict-related sexual violence, based on the CHIBOW network’s conference in May this year, has been re-published on the website of the ORF. Der lange S

New report on child marriage among Syrian refugees in Lebanon

CHIBOW ESRs Sophie Roupetz and CHIBOW partner Susan Bartels and the NGO ABAAD have put together a report entitled Caught in Contradictions, Making Sense of Child Marriage among Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. Executive Summary: "The Syrian conflict has resulted in one of the worst humanitarian crises in recent history (UNHCR, 2016) with 5 million Syrians having fled the country and another 6 million people displaced within Syria, including in besieged areas without humanitarian access (Human Rights Watch, 2017). In particular, women and girls have been identified as being at risk of various forms of gender-based violence (GBV) in humanitarian crises (Anani, 2013); one of which is child marriage

MICHIKO: a child born of war

Synopsis: "An untold story of Michiko, who was born of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) in China. The story is based on an interview with Michiko and is narrated by Michiko herself. The histories of children born of consensual relationships during the war have never been told, therefore the project aims to recover their lost voices and life stories." Michiko’s name was given by her father. The character in the middle of her name was commonly used in Japanese, but during the early twentieth century the term became a point of contention between Japan and China. Throughout the course of the war, the term came to be regarded as extremely disc

CHIBOW ITN researcher presented preliminary results at Oslo workshop

The participatory workshop “Securing health care of hidden populations: The case of Children Born of War - What are the special risks and needs of Children Born of War (CBOW)?” was held on the 5th June 2018 in Oslo, Norway, gathering together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of children affected by conflict, and aiming at increasing the awareness of CBOW and their health care needs, including especially the psychosocial health needs. The state of the art on the evidence base available so far on health related issues affecting CBOW and their long term implications were presented and discussed in the context of findings from more recent and/or ongoing conflicts

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