Towards a better understanding of gender and genocide

Date, time: 3. June 2021, 11.00-12.00

Venue: Zoom

In international interventions related to genocide, gender is often understood primarily as relating to women. Further, when we think about gendered harms during conflict and genocide, we often think about sexual violence – women are often seen as bodies for reproduction, and men as bodies for fighting. There is still a lot that we don’t know about gender and genocide, and how the two connect. In order to create better interventions to prevent and improve understandings of genocide, we need a more complete understanding of how gender intersects with genocide.

Join us as we hear from Annabel Higgins (PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study, University of London) and Anna Gopsill (PhD candidate at the School of Advanced Study and CMI) about their work on the relationship between gender and genocide. The discussion will be moderated by Espen Stokke (PhD candidate at the University of Bergen). The event is organized by the Centre on Law and Social Transformation and is part of the Transitional Justice in Norway and Beyond seminar series.

Photo credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Yad Vashem (Public Domain)