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
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 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
We are pleased to introduce four students who have recently jointed our team: Janelle Curry (first on the left) is a Master’s candidate in Social Anthropology at York University, Toronto. Her research focuses on the impacts of assisted reproductive technologies on feelings of kinship. She works as a graduate assistant on the Children Born of … Read moreNew CSiW team members!
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
By Annie Bunting and Joel Quirk Researching gender-based violence in African conflicts is ethically treacherous. A new series looks at how researchers can avoid the worst pitfalls while working in the field. Many different methods can be used to collect information. Most people start with the internet. Some even go to libraries. In most cases, … Read moreResearch as more than extraction? Knowledge production and gender-based violence in African conflicts
By Heather Tasker The United Nations Security Council passed the 9thresolution on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), UNSCR 2467, on April 24th, 2019 after extended backroom debate. The draft resolution was put forward by Germany and supported by France. Over the last month, there has been significant engagement with both the resolution and how it … Read moreLandmark Resolution Still Being Held Back
May 20, 2019 York University graduate students Melchisedek Chétima (history) and Sylvie Bodineau (anthropology) have been named among this year’s recipients of the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Awarded by the Government of Canada, the Banting Fellowship provides $70,000 per year for two years to support research in three areas: health research, natural sciences and/or engineering, and … Read moreTwo York scholars to receive Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships