The Missing Peace

Sexual Violence in Conflicts and Post Conflict Settings

the missing peace video

The Missing Peace (12 min.)

About the Project

The International Criminal Court and other humanitarian law statutes include sexual violence as a war crime. Despite this, sexual violence is far too often a tactic of war and terrorism throughout the world and has become a part of almost every conflict today. 

United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute North America (SIPRI North America) convened a group of expert scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors to examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identify gaps in knowledge and reporting and explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence. The Missing Peace video explores their three day symposium and the issues that were discussed.

about the artists

The Missing Peace video was produced by ART WORKS Projects, Follow Spot Media, and Tess Landon. Contributors include:

  • Leslie Thomas, Director
  • Ted Chu, Director of Photography
  • Linda Bergonia, Camera B
  • Bernie Ozol, Sound
  • Forward Motion Media, Post Production
  • Shayne Weyker, PA
  • Chelsea Poeppel, Intern
  • John Sutton, Music

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support for this project


AWP would like to acknowledge the support and partnership of the following individuals and groups in the production of The Missing Peace:

  • Dr. Gary Barker, Promundo-US
  • Ms.Veronica Isala Eragu Bichetero, EDG Venture Consult Uganda
  • Dr. Jelke Boesten, University of Leeds
  • Dr. Dara Kay Cohen, Harvard University
  • Ms. Pia Peeters, The World Bank’s Learning on Gender and Conflict in Africa (LOGICA) Program
  • Dr. Maryam Elahi, Open Society Foundation
  • Ms. Ellen Friedman, Compton Foundation