Policy Brief: The Gender Equality and Peacebuilding Imperatives of Supporting Children Born of War

Authors: Heather Tasker, York University (lead researcher), with Dr. Teddy Atim and Dr. Sylvie Bodineau (collaborators) Date: 2021 This publication was produced for the International Policy Ideas Challenge funded by Global Affairs Canada and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Government of Canada Full Policy Brief available here (pdf)

2021 Aurora Humanitarian Julienne Lusenge

A Fearless Advocate Raising Feminists in Congo Julienne Lusenge is a Congolese human rights defender, co-founder and president of Women’s Solidarity for Inclusive Peace and Development (SOFEPADI) and co-founder of the Fund for Congolese Women (FFC), who has been supporting the victims of wartime sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years. … Read more2021 Aurora Humanitarian Julienne Lusenge

Teddy Atim awarded an inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships at York University

CSiW collaborator Teddy Atim was awarded one of the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University to continue her important work on the legacies of conflict-related sexual violence and the continuities with existing gender violence in communities in northern Uganda. Building on her years of research and … Read moreTeddy Atim awarded an inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships at York University

Sandrine Lusamba of Sofepadi addresses the UN Security Council

30 March 2021 – Sandrine Lusamba, Coordinator of SOFEPADI, presented to the UN Security Council on the security situation in Beni and Ituri and the impacts of the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). See the full UN Security Council Briefing (in French) on DRC by Sandrine … Read moreSandrine Lusamba of Sofepadi addresses the UN Security Council

Children Born of War: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Imperatives for Recognition and Support

17 FEB 2021 –  By Heather Tasker and Mariam Elzeiny, on behalf of the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Partnership Project Canada’s commitment to upholding and implementing a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) has sparked significant discussion and engagement over the past three years and has demonstrated potential for advancing gender equality initiatives globally. Two key elements of … Read moreChildren Born of War: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Imperatives for Recognition and Support