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This SSHRC-funded Partnership Grant (2015-2020) documents cases of so-called forced marriage in conflict situations, places this data in historical context, and impacts the international prosecution of crimes against humanity as well as local reparations programs for survivors of violence. With the central participation of community-based organizations in Africa, this project will strengthen individual’s and organizations’ capacity to prevent violence, and advance understanding of the use of conjugal slavery as a tool of war through evidence-based research.

Building on the success of a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant (Bunting 2011-2015) and insights gained by the partners over the past four years, this interdisciplinary team of researchers and partners explores the social and legal meaning of conjugal slavery or servile marriage in times of war and the implications of this gender violence in post-conflict situations. Through archival, qualitative, and legal research this Partnership explores the experiences of men and women who were subject to or participated in enslavement in the conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Uganda, and Mali.

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“Ododo Wa” African Launch, Uganda

December 6 to 12, 2019: Kampala, Kitgum, Gulu and Aboke By: Annie Bunting, CSiW Project Director, with Isabelle Masson and ...
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Vingt femmes à la une de l’actualité de l’ONU en 2019

[Only available in French] 1/ Julienne Lusenge, de la République démocratique du Congo Militante engagée dans la lutte contre les ...
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In Loving Memory of a Dear Friend, Colleague and Tireless Advocate for Women’s Rights

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Ms. Albertine Zawadi ...
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