Roundtable on Gender Based Violence

Time: 10:10-11:30

What are effective institutional solutions to the problem of gender based violence? Common strategies have been to use the law to criminalize gender violence, increase penalties, put more people in jail. Is this effective? Is the criminal law the best tool? In Latin America #NiUnaMenos – the ‘not one less’ movement – challenges what is seen as a cultural strain of aggressive hypermasculinity driving and allowing high levels of violence against women in the region, despite protective laws. Do we need to approach these problems by other means, such as gender education in schools? And how useful are short-term measures such as shelters in contexts of long term protection needs? This session mark the publication of Torunn Wimpelmann’s book The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

Moderator: Sara Ekblom (LawTransform/University of Bergen)

Introductions by Paola Bergallo (Di Tella University, Buenos Aires), Torunn Wimpelmann (CMI), Hans Fredrik Marthinussen (University of Bergen)

The seminar is a part of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 2017’s focus on Gender, Sexuality and the Law. 

The event is free and open to all.