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

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

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

Michelle Cobblah Receives the Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award

Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award, LA&PS The Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award honours international students in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies for exceptional contribution to an undergraduate student association in the Faculty and/or in other areas of the York community (internally and/or externally). It recognizes outstanding achievement in … Read moreMichelle Cobblah Receives the Outstanding International Student Leadership & Volunteer Award

Aibakyt Baekova Wins Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

The DARE award was created by York University to help provide opportunities for experience and learning for undergraduate students by participating in research projects with York faculty members. At the Harriet Tubman Institute, two students, Ian Hood and Aibakyt Baekova have received awards under the DARE program to assist in the Boko Haram, Islamic Protest and National … Read moreAibakyt Baekova Wins Dean’s Award for Research Excellence (DARE)

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