WEBINAR: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 20:00

This Series of regular Webinars is hosted by our WILPF Academic Network and will be featuring every two months in the lead-up to April 2015.

These Webinars are open for everybody, no prior knowledge or experience necessary! They feature any issue concerning peace and security from a gender perspective, including disarmament, human rights and the women, peace and security agenda.

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Conflict-related gender violence is widespread, encompassing a range of human rights violations, and affecting not only women and girls, but men and boys as well. Sexual violence in armed conflict is used for many different purposes, including as a tool of economic exploitation, a mechanism of domination, a weapon of war, and an element of genocide.

It is a fundamental aspect of a global political economy of violence, fueling the criminalization of armed conflict and global erosions of safe spaces. Professor Janie Leatherman will be speaking about the causes and consequences of sexual violence in contemporary armed conflict. She will address the new trends in conflict-related sexual violence and arising challenges in humanitarian responses, reflecting on current strategies of prevention, protection, and caring.

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