“Weapons of War: Examining Gender-Based Violence in Conflict Zones”

This is the first panel of a three-part series titled “Global Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence”. Read more about the full series here.

With examples from El Salvador and Ethiopia, this international panel discussed how government and non-state actors can formulate humanitarian responses to conflict-related sexual violence. They also suggested new areas for research in the fields of gender, international relations, and political science.

This, the first installment of The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation’s Global Perspectives on Gender-Based Violence speaker series, was moderated by HFG Program Officer Nyeleti Honwana joined by these experts on gender-based violence:

  • Abby Cordova, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
  • Romina Istratii, School of History, Religions and Philosophies, SOAS

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Knowledge Against Violence Speaker Series provides timely research and analysis for an informed audience from leading violence experts. Guest speakers, drawn from the Foundation’s network of scholars and practitioners, seek to illuminate the causes, manifestations, and responses to violence in areas such as war, crime, terrorism, intimate relationships, climate instability, and political extremism.

Watch Panel II: “Reckoning with Intimate-Partner Violence after the Pandemic”

Watch Panel III: “Sex Work: Does Legitimization Mitigate Violence?”

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