Janel C. Kasper's research while affiliated with University of Wyoming and other places

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The question "Where are the girls?" is seldom raised in discussions about children or adolescents who are members of fighting forces and groups. This is due in large part to the near exclusive focus on boy soldiers. Consequently, scant attention has been given to girls' active involvement and distinct experiences in these forces and groups, whether...


... Moreover, women face new vulnerabilities in these organizations, from disproportionately engaging in self-destructive acts, 192 facing sexual violence, to being marginalized for being "unfit" to fight, and being excluded from post-conflict disarmament demobilization, and reintegration programs. 193 These further the oppression, social isolation, and destabilization of conflict communities while inhibiting the success of reconciliation efforts. 194 In other words, deprivation of women's rights constitutes a security issue for which the communities pay collective costs. ...