May 24, 2009 posted by admin
Last year’s UN Security Council Resolution 1820 recognized sexual violence as a war crime. Its passage is often cited as a milestone. Given so many conflicts around the globe, however, what was this resolution’s real impact? If your heart drops every time you think about the continuing rape in the Congo , you are not alone! For NCRW’s upcoming Annual Conference  we have assembled a special panel featuring experts on women, war and security.
Join Cynthia Enloe, Clark University ; Megan MacKenzie, Belfer Center for International Security  and the Women and Public Policy Program , Harvard University; Anisha Desai, Women of Color Resource Center ; Carol Cohn, Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights , University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Andrea Friedman, Global Justice Center  as they wrestle with current debates. They will tackle such issues as what are the highlights of the women-lead anti-war advocacy? How can we engage more women in the peace-building process? Does the common portrayal of women as victims affect our understanding of conflict?
Would you like to shoot us a burning question or comment? Submit your ideas here and our panelists will address it during the discussion. See you at the conference  in June!