Gender, Violence and Democracy
Room 11.14, Social Sciences Building
Part of the Security, Development and Democracy Seminar Series
The aim of this seminar is to debate the impact of political violence on women, and to consider the particular role that women's organisations might play in opposing and containing violence. The speakers are all concerned with the experience of women and violence, and have direct experience of areas of conflict affecting women. Rebecca Johnson will be discussing women’s strategies in opposing violence. As well as being an active member of 'Women in Black' (a world-wide organisation opposed to injustice, war and militarism and other forms of violence), she is on the advisory council of the Women’s Network of IANSA (International Action Network on Small Arms), a global movement against gun violence. Jelke Boesten is a specialist on social development and human security, whose empirical work focuses on Peru. She will speak about the connection between violence against women in war and in peace.
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Johnson, Women in Black
Speaker: Dr. Jelke Boesten, University of Leeds
Discussant: Dr. Zahia Salhi, University of Leeds
Room 11.14 is located on Level 11 of the Social Sciences Building.