IA Events

Roundtable discussion: 'Violence against Women in Post-conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives'

Publication date: Sep 28, 2012 6:01:14 PM

Start: Dec 12, 2012 5:30:00 PM
End: Dec 12, 2012 8:00:00 PM

Location: 51 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PQ

UCL - Institute of the Americas would like to invite members of the public to join experts to discuss post-conflict justice and accountability in relation to violence against women in Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan and the Pacific. Such a comparison raises questions around, for example, international intervention, the nature and practice of transitional justice, institutional reform, judicial capacity and political will, and gender ideology.

Violence against women is often high during as well as after periods of political conflict. Such violence manifests itself as strategic use of rape in war, intimidation and curtailment of women’s rights, opportunism to sexual assault, and heightened domestic violence. Post-conflict societies struggle to deal with wartime impunity and transitional gender justice. However, post-conflict justice is clearly important in order to re establish peacetime accountability and curb violence against women.

Participants will include Linda Cabrera (SismaMujer/ABColombia), Dr Jelke Boesten (University of Leeds), Prof Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS), Dr Gina Heathcote (SOAS) and Dr Paer Engstrom (UCL - Institute of the Americas).

Entrance is free of charge but you are strongly advised to register your attendance.