Events

Rape as a Weapon of War: A Conversation with the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm


United States

USC Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240.


The USC Shoah Foundation together with the USC Gould School of Law International Human Rights Clinic, USC Center for International Studies, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and USC Libraries, proudly presents an evening with distinguished guest Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, United Nations Undersecretary-General and Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict

 

Rape is increasingly being used as a tactic of war in conflicts across the globe, leaving devastated victims in its wake and an international justice system questioning just how to cope with the prosecution of such heinous crimes. Join us as Special Representative Bangura addresses the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, its consequence and legacy on its victims and society, issues of impunity and the search for international justice. Ms. Bangura will also discuss her personal experience living through conflict in her home country of Sierra Leone.  Clips from award-winning films on the topic will be presented and a Q & A period will follow. 

 

The event will be introduced and moderated by USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen Smith and United Nations News and Media Executive Producer Andi Gitow.

Space for the event is limited. For more information and to RSVP, please email vhi-academic@dornsife.usc.edu