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17:30 - 20:00 12 December 2012

Violence against Women in Post-conflict Societies: Comparative Perspectives


Room 103 | UCL - Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge - booking essential
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Linda Cabrera, SismaMujer/ABColombia
Dr Jelke Boesten, University of Leeds
Prof Deniz Kandiyoti, SOAS
Dr Gina Heathcote, SOAS
Dr Paer Engstrom, UCL - Institute of the Americas

This roundtable discussion invites experts to discuss post-conflict justice and accountability in relation to violence against women in Peru, Colombia, Afghanistan and the Pacific. Such a comparison raises questions around, for example, international intervention, the nature and practice of transitional justice, institutional reform, judicial capacity and political will, and gender ideology.

Violence against women is often high during and after periods of political conflict. Such violence manifests itself as strategic use of rape in war, intimidation and curtailment of women’s rights, opportunism to sexual assault, and heightened domestic violence. Post-conflict societies struggle to deal with wartime impunity and transitional gender justice. However, post-conflict justice is clearly important in order to re establish peacetime accountability and curb violence against women.

Entrance is free of charge but you are strongly advised to register your attendance.


Oscar Martinez
020 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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