Julienne Lusenge, la militante congolaise qui veut arrêter les viols

Available in French only 27 février 2019 La présidente de l’Association Solidarités des femmes pour la paix et le développement intégral (SOFEPADI) et Directrice du Fonds pour les femmes congolaises (FFC) était à Genève ce lundi 25 février 2019, aux côtés du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, António Guterres, et de Peter Maurer, le Président du … Read moreJulienne Lusenge, la militante congolaise qui veut arrêter les viols

‘We Were Controlled, We Were Not Allowed to Express Our Sexuality, Our Intimacy Was Suppressed’: Sexual Violence Experienced by Boys

Research Handbook on Child Soldiers (Mark A. Drumbl & Jastine C. Barrett eds., Edward Elgar Publishing 2019) Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2019-01# Authors: Erin K. Baines, Evelyn Amony, Omer Aijazi Date: January 14, 2019 Abstract Why are academic and policy discourses on child soldiers relatively silent on sexual violence against boys in armed … Read more‘We Were Controlled, We Were Not Allowed to Express Our Sexuality, Our Intimacy Was Suppressed’: Sexual Violence Experienced by Boys

Managing life after war: how young people in Uganda are coping

By Teddy Atim For over two decades between 1986 and 2006, northern Uganda experienced a prolonged conflict pitting government forces against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels. The conflict, the longest of Uganda’s post independence struggles, was rooted in the colonial legacy of divide-and-rule. This was often along ethnic and regional lines. The conflict had … Read moreManaging life after war: how young people in Uganda are coping

Developments in ‘forced marriage’ as a crime against humanity – Case Note ECCC 002/02

By Annie Bunting The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) released its much anticipated decision in the trial of two Khmer Rouge commanders, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, on November 16, 2018 – case 002/02. While the ECCC only released a summary of their judgement– 33 pages – in advance of the full … Read moreDevelopments in ‘forced marriage’ as a crime against humanity – Case Note ECCC 002/02

Spaces of international gender justice: a reply to Baldez and DeLaet

Author: Annie Bunting, Law & Society, York University, Toronto, Canada Journal: Global Discourse Published online: 19 Nov 2018 ABSTRACT In assessing the effectiveness of international human rights law to achieve meaningful gender equality, Lisa Baldez and Debra DeLaet offer two complementary yet different case studies. De Laet argues that despite the rhetoric and promise of … Read moreSpaces of international gender justice: a reply to Baldez and DeLaet

Gender politics and geopolitics of international criminal law in Uganda

Author: Annie Bunting, Law & Society, York University, Toronto, Canada Journal: Global Discourse Published online: 19 Nov 2018 ABSTRACT This paper explores the views of victim survivors – both men and women – on the current prosecution of Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, including the crime of forced marriage. … Read moreGender politics and geopolitics of international criminal law in Uganda

Newly Released Child Tracing Report

UBC partners join Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) to release a report, Child Tracing in post-conflict northern Uganda:  A social project to unite children born of war with their paternal clans Vancouver, B.C. – The School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Women’s Advocacy Network (WAN) in Uganda, … Read moreNewly Released Child Tracing Report

Right to reparations for survivors of sexual violence

Zawadi Meeting

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Albertine Zawadi Mambo, Coordinator of SOFEPADI, was invited to a conference organized by the International Clinic for the Defense of Human Rights (CIDDHU) of the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Moderated by Prof. Mirja Trilsch, Director of the CIDDHU, the conference focused on the theme of the Right to … Read moreRight to reparations for survivors of sexual violence

DARE Research Poster Session and Celebration

DARE Project

On September 20th, CSiW research assistant Aibakyt Baekova had a chance to present her research poster as a part of her Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE) experience. During her summer work with the CSiW project, Aiba accomplished a variety of tasks, including the transcription of audio recordings from a two-day group discussion that took … Read moreDARE Research Poster Session and Celebration