June 7, 2007 10:02 Age: 7 yrs

Emory Law Sponsors International Conference on Women and Violence

Emory Law’s Feminism and Legal Theory (FLT) Project has partnered with the Netherlands Defense Academy to sponsor an international conference on the sexual abuse and exploitation of women and girls in violent conflict.

The conference, which will take place June 17-19 in Amsterdam, consists of a series of comprehensive lectures and presentations on the problems arising from this type of violence against women.

“By bringing together renowned academics, politicians and military personnel to consider the persistent problem of violence against women during armed conflict, the Feminism and Legal Theory Project is living up to its commitment to provide a platform for innovative discussions concerning women,” noted Martha Albertson Fineman, director and founder of the FLT Project. “This will be a truly unique event and the combination of perspectives is unprecedented.”

Speakers at the conference include Major-General Patrick Cammaert, Force Commander for the U.N. Mission to the Congo; Yakin Ertürk, Special Rapporteur of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Violence against Women; Muna Ndulo of Cornell University; Fionnuala Ní Aoláin of the University of Ulster; and Elisabeth Wood of Yale University.

Conference attendees will gain insight into the causes and consequences of sexual abuse and exploitation in order to create awareness and better address these offenses. The Netherlands Defense Academy also will disseminate the record of the conference proceedings to military facilities around the world.

For more information about the conference, please visit the FLT Project Upcoming Events and Workshops page.


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