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

‘Do Not Remain Silent’ A discussion about sexual violence in South Sudan and justice and reparations measures

On Wednesday 13th September, Refugee Law Project’s Director, Dr Chris Dolan, was privileged to participate in a panel convened and hosted by Amnesty International Kenya’s Nairobi office. The topic was “‘Do Not Remain Silent’ A discussion about sexual violence in South Sudan and justice and reparations measures” and was live-streamed by Amnesty International. The recording of the … Read more‘Do Not Remain Silent’ A discussion about sexual violence in South Sudan and justice and reparations measures

Tackling Conflict-related Sexual Violence: How much are we tapping from young people’s creativity?

By Onen David Ongwech, Programme Manager – Gender & Sexuality Published 10th July 2017 I recently found my commitment to tackling conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) reinvigorated when I took an important trip to Bath College’s New Perspectives exhibition on June 20, 2017 to support a magnificent piece of art on display which illuminates the plight … Read moreTackling Conflict-related Sexual Violence: How much are we tapping from young people’s creativity?