Landmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

May 3, 2018 For seven years, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies Professor Annie Bunting has been working on a ground-breaking project, “Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW): Partnerships for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities.” This venture seeks to document cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in Africa, to place this data … Read moreLandmark project brings to light crimes against humanity in African war zones

Survival, Perseverance & a Commitment to Women’s Rights in Uganda: Grace Acan’s Story

by Jo Rodrigues, Gender Consultant, Coach & Trainer for Humanitarian Aid Workers I had the pleasure of meeting Grace Acan, Project Officer for the Women’s Advocacy Network – WAN Uganda at a meeting convened by Annie Bunting, Project Director of the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Research Partnership.  Grace embodies both the meaning of her … Read moreSurvival, Perseverance & a Commitment to Women’s Rights in Uganda: Grace Acan’s Story

Contemporary Slavery Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

Contemporary Slavery Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice Edited by Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk SERIES: Law and Society UBC Press Contemporary slavery has recently and unexpectedly emerged as a source of both popular fascination and a spur to political mobilization. This volume brings together a cast of leading experts to carefully explore how the history … Read moreContemporary Slavery Popular Rhetoric and Political Practice

Julienne Lusenge at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy 2018

Julienne Lusenge is the President of Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI), a coalition of 40 women’s organizations in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Julienne works tirelessly to manage the coalition as it fights for an end to sexual violence in the DRC. Julienne became an activist in … Read moreJulienne Lusenge at the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy 2018

Just Published: “Forced Marriage inside the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda Country Report”

Uganda Country report

By Teddy Atim, with Grace Acan, Jane Etap, and Annie Bunting Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Research Partnership KEY FINDINGS The purpose of this country report is to share the findings of interviews with 48 female survivors of the conflict in northern Uganda. The interviewed women were all abducted, held captive for long periods of … Read moreJust Published: “Forced Marriage inside the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Uganda Country Report”

The 2018 International Women of Courage Award Recipients

March 21, 2018 US Department of State – First established in March 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to bring positive change to their societies, often at great personal risk and sacrifice. [Click here to … Read moreThe 2018 International Women of Courage Award Recipients

Women survivors and their children born of wartime sexual violence in northern Uganda

By Teddy Atim, Dyan Mazurana, Anastasia Marshak Introduction The focus on women survivors of wartime sexual violence has resulted in increased attention being paid to its long-term impact on their social acceptance in post-conflict environments. Coulter (2009) and Denov and Ricard-Guay (2013) are critical of the fact that discussions about these women have centred primarily … Read moreWomen survivors and their children born of wartime sexual violence in northern Uganda

Call for papers ASAUK 2018

ASAUK 2018 Event

STREAM: Slavery and Marriage in African Societies Stream organisers: Benedetta Rossi (University of Birmingham, UK) and Joel Quirk (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa). In what ways have slavery and marriage been intertwined in African societies? How should the nexus between marriage and slavery be theorized and researched? How have laws and conventions linking slavery and marriage been mobilized politically … Read moreCall for papers ASAUK 2018