Research as more than extraction? Knowledge production and sexual violence in post conflict African societies

Editors: Annie Bunting, Allen Kiconco and Joel Quirk Publication: This collection was published in 2020 by Beyond Trafficking and Slavery/openDemocracy in London under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 licence. Abstract Sexual violence presents all kinds of challenges for researchers. Many survivors are reluctant to share their experiences because of the lasting effects of trauma and stigma. Researchers sometime … Read moreResearch as more than extraction? Knowledge production and sexual violence in post conflict African societies

“Ododo Wa” African Launch, Uganda

December 6 to 12, 2019: Kampala, Kitgum, Gulu and Aboke By: Annie Bunting, CSiW Project Director, with Isabelle Masson and Véronique Bourget After a successful launch of “Ododo Wa” at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg in October, the traveling exhibit had its launch in Uganda in early December 2019. Conjugal Slavery … Read more“Ododo Wa” African Launch, Uganda

Vingt femmes à la une de l’actualité de l’ONU en 2019

[Only available in French] 1/ Julienne Lusenge, de la République démocratique du Congo Militante engagée dans la lutte contre les viols en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Julienne Lusenge a commencé sa carrière comme journaliste. Cette activiste est engagée depuis trois décennies dans une bataille pour faire cesser les violences sexuelles en RDC. Présente à … Read moreVingt femmes à la une de l’actualité de l’ONU en 2019

In Loving Memory of a Dear Friend, Colleague and Tireless Advocate for Women’s Rights

Zawadi Mambo

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

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