Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) – York University

Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) is a partnership for the study of enslavement, marriage, and masculinities which aims at contributing to knowledge and understanding of forced marriage in war while training the next generation of researchers (community and university-based) and producing innovative public education to impact multiple levels of public policy. The project is funded through grant from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) and spans for a period of five years from 2015 – 2020.

CSiW Partnerships is a collaborative project spans four university Partners, six community-based Partners, ten countries, and twenty collaborators and co-applicants.

The project’s areas of focus are:

  • Histories of conjugal slavery
  • Masculinities and fatherhood in war  
  • Children Born of war 
  • Justice and reparation

dRPC as a partner under the Femininities and Masculinities cluster is expected to use research to better understand the causes and consequences of abduction for forced marriage by Boko Haram through the conduct of original qualitative and comparative research with male and female survivors of forced marriage in the Nigeria’s North east crises and conduct of a clearing house of available documentation and existing NGO reports on Femininities and masculinities.