Donna Seto investigates why children born of wartime sexual violence are rarely included in post-conflict processes of reconciliation and recovery. The focus on children born of wartime sexual violence questions the framework of understanding war and recognizes that certain individuals are often forgotten or neglected. This book considers how children are neglected sites for the reproduction of global norms. It approaches this topic through an interdisciplinary perspective that questions how silence surrounding the issue of wartime sexual violence has prevented justice for children born of war from being achieved. In considering this, Seto examines how the theories and practices of mainstream International Relations (IR) can silence the experiences of war rape survivors and children born of wartime sexual violence and explores the theoretical frameworks within IR and the institutional structures that uphold protection regimes for children and women.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 2|24 pages

Gendering International Relations

chapter 4|20 pages

The Politics of Exclusion

The Production of Bare Life and the War-rape Survivor

chapter 7|24 pages

Humanitarian Organizations and the Representation of War-affected Children

Finding Relief for Children Born of War

chapter |8 pages