Gender, Conflict and Violence in Africa:Conceptualizations, Contestations

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 19:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Maria Eriksson Baaz, the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala will discuss key ideas in the report “The Complexity of Violence. A critical analysis of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)”, which she has coauthored with Maria Stern.

Robin May Schott, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, will comment on the report.

Signe Arnfred, Roskilde University, Department for Society and Globalization/ Centre for Gender, Power and Diversity, will join the discussion based on aspects from the book “African Feminist Politics of Knowledge. Tensions, Challenges, Possibilities”, which she has co-edited with Akosua Adomako Ampofo.

The two publications will be for sale at the event.

Organisers: The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala and Centre of African Studies, Copenhagen