Monday 11 February 2019, 12:30 - 13:30

Can we explain sexual violence by war and culture?

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Gender based violence takes various forms, be it in conflict settings, where it serves as a weapon of war, or in 'peaceful' countries.

Join us to debate about cultural practices in Kyrgyzstan, and sexual violence in conflict situations.



  • Sophie Sutrich, Institutional Lead on Sexual Violence, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Sophie will speak about the practical aspects of addressing sexual violence in conflict settings. This will include a short overview of the nature of sexual violence in armed conflicts, its causes, constituents and consequences, and will focus on challenges as well as best practices of prevention and response.
  • Elena Kim, Associate Professor and Head of Social Sciences Division, American University of Central Asia (AUCA) - Elena will present the practice of bride kidnapping in Central Asia, illustrating how human insecurities work to incite violence in gendered ways and structure gender relations.



  • Date: Monday 11 February
  • Time: 12:30 - 13:30
  • Location: Auditorium Jacques Freymond, 132 rue de lausanne


Stéphanie Roy
Promotion & Alumni, DPP programme
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