Sierra Leone Country Report on Conjugal Slavery in War and Conflict

Authors: Rosaline Mcarthy, Gladys Hastings-Spaine, Rosetta Sovula and Annie Bunting Date: August 2020 Executive Summary: This country report on Sierra Leone is written in collaboration with Women’s Forum Sierra Leone and the Conjugal Slavery in War partnership project. This report works to amplify and disseminate knowledge concerned with conjugal slavery in conflict situations, specifically in Sierra Leone. It succinctly outlines and … Read moreSierra Leone Country Report on Conjugal Slavery in War and Conflict

Blog Series “Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War”

From 6 April to 10 April 2020, Active History shared a series of posts reflecting on the development of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ exhibit, “Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War.” Together, this series of posts outlines a unique approach to the curation of human rights stories that serve as an example for … Read moreBlog Series “Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War”

Liberia: Children born out of war study

Report by: Aiding Disadvantaged and Traumatized Women and Girls (ADWANGA)  Authors: Amelia M. Cooper (Team Leader),  Tinatua Calvin Kollie (Research Consultant), Justin Ajavon (Research Assistant), Keren Hallowanga (Research Assistant), Rebekah Bertchi (Research Assistant), T. James K. Nyalla (Field Assistant) Warkapoe Warkanuah (Field Assistant) Date: December 2019 Executive Summary ADWANGA researchers undertook interviews and household surveys across … Read moreLiberia: Children born out of war study

Research as more than extraction? Knowledge production and sexual violence in post conflict African societies

Editors: Annie Bunting, Allen Kiconco and Joel Quirk Publication: This collection was published in 2020 by Beyond Trafficking and Slavery/openDemocracy in London under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 licence. Abstract Sexual violence presents all kinds of challenges for researchers. Many survivors are reluctant to share their experiences because of the lasting effects of trauma and stigma. Researchers sometime … Read moreResearch as more than extraction? Knowledge production and sexual violence in post conflict African societies

“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 Véronique Bourget After a successful launch of “Ododo Wa” at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg in October, the traveling exhibit had its launch in Uganda in early December 2019. Conjugal Slavery … Read more“Ododo Wa” African Launch, Uganda

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 viols en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Julienne Lusenge a commencé sa carrière comme journaliste. Cette activiste est engagée depuis trois décennies dans une bataille pour faire cesser les violences sexuelles en RDC. Présente à … Read moreVingt femmes à la une de l’actualité de l’ONU en 2019

In Loving Memory of a Dear Friend, Colleague and Tireless Advocate for Women’s Rights

Zawadi Mambo

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Ms. Albertine Zawadi Mambo and her spouse Mr. Delphin Mashauri, who both died in a plane crash in Goma (DRC) on Sunday, November 24th. As the National Coordinator of the NGO Solidarité féminine pour la paix et le … Read moreIn Loving Memory of a Dear Friend, Colleague and Tireless Advocate for Women’s Rights