Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 7 p.m. Fairfield University, Open Visions Forum, Inspired Writers Series
"Breaking Taboo: Stopping Sexual Violence in War"
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During the last couple decades, the long standing taboo on speaking out against sexual violence in armed conflict has been broken, not least by the survivors themselves. Yet, sexual violence in wars of plunder and profit remains a pervasive reality around the globe today. Why does this horror persist? What can be done in the face of such overwhelming consequences? How can safe space be reclaimed? There are many methods for preventing sexual violence, and bringing support and rehabilitation to individuals and communities deeply affected. These include early warning strategies, protection, psycho-social and medical support, along with consumer activism and the creation of global regimes to govern the conflict minerals and commodities that fuel this shame of modernity.
Dr. Janie Leatherman, Fairfield University Director of International Studies/Professor of Politics, and author of Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict
Wien Experimental Theatre
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Thursday, October 20, 2011
Dr. Janie Leatherman, Fairfield University Director of International Studies/Professor of Politics, and author of Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict "From Global Outrage to Action: Campaign against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict." Text of speech available at:
West Lafayette, Indiana