Kinshasa Declaration: Key Principles

This is a survivors’ declaration: Female and male survivors of conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence from 12 African countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Chad, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Uganda) following discussions and advocacy in their home countries, convened in Kinshasa in solidarity to speak out … Read moreKinshasa Declaration: Key Principles

Ododo Wa Community Dialogues Scalar Project

By Sarah York-Bertram, with contributions by Zhi Ming Sim & Andrea González  Since 2019, CSiW, project partners, and York University Library’s (YUL) Digital Scholarship Centre (DSC) have been collaborating to develop a Scalar project tracking responses to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) exhibit, and its traveling counterpart, “Ododo Wa: Stories of Girls in … Read moreOdodo Wa Community Dialogues Scalar Project

Policy Brief: The Gender Equality and Peacebuilding Imperatives of Supporting Children Born of War

Authors: Heather Tasker, York University (lead researcher), with Dr. Teddy Atim and Dr. Sylvie Bodineau (collaborators) Date: 2021 This publication was produced for the International Policy Ideas Challenge funded by Global Affairs Canada and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Government of Canada Full Policy Brief available here (pdf)

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