2021 Aurora Humanitarian Julienne Lusenge

A Fearless Advocate Raising Feminists in Congo Julienne Lusenge is a Congolese human rights defender, co-founder and president of Women’s Solidarity for Inclusive Peace and Development (SOFEPADI) and co-founder of the Fund for Congolese Women (FFC), who has been supporting the victims of wartime sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for years. … Read more2021 Aurora Humanitarian Julienne Lusenge

Teddy Atim awarded an inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships at York University

CSiW collaborator Teddy Atim was awarded one of the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies at York University to continue her important work on the legacies of conflict-related sexual violence and the continuities with existing gender violence in communities in northern Uganda. Building on her years of research and … Read moreTeddy Atim awarded an inaugural Postdoctoral Fellowships at York University

Sandrine Lusamba of Sofepadi addresses the UN Security Council

30 March 2021 – Sandrine Lusamba, Coordinator of SOFEPADI, presented to the UN Security Council on the security situation in Beni and Ituri and the impacts of the withdrawal of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). See the full UN Security Council Briefing (in French) on DRC by Sandrine … Read moreSandrine Lusamba of Sofepadi addresses the UN Security Council

Children Born of War: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Imperatives for Recognition and Support

17 FEB 2021 –  By Heather Tasker and Mariam Elzeiny, on behalf of the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) Partnership Project Canada’s commitment to upholding and implementing a Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) has sparked significant discussion and engagement over the past three years and has demonstrated potential for advancing gender equality initiatives globally. Two key elements of … Read moreChildren Born of War: Canada’s Feminist Foreign Policy Imperatives for Recognition and Support

DARE: 2020 Winners

Mariam Elzeiny (above) DARE Project: Pages of Resistance: Analyzing Muslim African Manuscripts in the aftermath of the Mali Slave Uprising in Brazil, 1835 Programs of Study: Political Science and Cognitive Science Project Supervisor: Paul Lovejoy More information here. Click here to view Mariam’s research poster (pdf) Noorin Pattni (below) DARE Project: War-affected Youth from DR Congo: Analyzing responses to … Read moreDARE: 2020 Winners

Raissa Malu and Julienne Lusenge named within the AU panel

Whereas the torch of the presidency of the African Union passes in DRC, the Head of State Felix Antoine Tshisekedi has just set up a team having to go with him in the achievement of the mission and the objectives assigned by this continental organization. Among the members forming this AU panel, named on presidential … Read moreRaissa Malu and Julienne Lusenge named within the AU panel

WHO appoints co-chairs of Independent Commission on sexual misconduct during the Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The World Health Organization has appointed two distinguished leaders to co-chair an Independent Commission on sexual abuse and exploitation during the response to the tenth Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The commission will be co-chaired by Her Excellency Aïchatou Mindaoudou, former minister … Read moreWHO appoints co-chairs of Independent Commission on sexual misconduct during the Ebola response in North Kivu and Ituri, the Democratic Republic of the Congo