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 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

Exhibit Launch – Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War, a dynamic multi-media museum exhibit, launched at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Wednesday, October 23rd. Through an intensive collaboration between researchers, activists, and curators, the exhibit was developed to share Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony’s experiences of abduction and captivity by the Lord’s Resistance Army in … Read moreExhibit Launch – Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in War

Fragments of Memory Exhibition

Fragments of Memory Exhibition Artistic Representations of Diaspora Lives Opening, October 8th (3:00pm – 5:00pm) York University Keele Campus 305 Founders College, Senior Common Room Fragments of Memory, an exciting and challenging new exhibit of storytelling and recovered memory of the African diasporas, will officially launch on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 3 to 5 p.m. in 305 Founders College, … Read moreFragments of Memory Exhibition

Building Resilience and Resistance to Child, Early, and Forced Marriage through Acquiring Skills Findings from Implementation Research in Nigeria

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Author: Judith-Ann Walker Publications: Global Economy & Development Working Paper 129 Date: August, 2019 Building Resilience and Resistance to Child, Early, and Forced Marriage through Acquiring Skills Findings from Implementation Research in Nigeria (pdf)

Sexual slavery, forced marriage, conjugal slavery: problems around collecting the voices of the victims

Gaëlle Breton-Le Goff Courts distort the voices of victims in various ways, making it difficult to piece together the truth. It is disturbing to note that the perpetrators and victims who testified in the Charles Taylor trial before the Special Court for Sierra Leone all used the word “marriage” to describe what are really imposed sexual relations.1 It is therefore … Read moreSexual slavery, forced marriage, conjugal slavery: problems around collecting the voices of the victims

Research as more than extraction? Knowledge production and gender-based violence in African conflicts

By Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk Researching gender-based violence in African conflicts is ethically treacherous. A new series looks at how researchers can avoid the worst pitfalls while working in the field. Many different methods can be used to collect information. Most people start with the internet. Some even go to libraries. In most cases, … Read moreResearch as more than extraction? Knowledge production and gender-based violence in African conflicts