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Spring 2018 Speaker Series: Exploring the Continuum: Gendered Violence in Post-Conflict Landscapes

Event Start Date: April 19, 2018 - 4 p.m.
Event End Date: April 19, 2018 - 6 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Room 3540

Speaker

Smita Ramnarain
Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Rhode Island

Summary

In societies impacted by war or civil conflict, women experience violence as a continuum across domestic and societal spheres. However, studies of violence treat micro and macro violence as theoretically distinct. This lecture will illustrate how the separation of violence into micro or macro violence is problematic for understanding gender-based violence in post-crisis contexts. Using examples from field research in Nepal, it is shown that this separation obscures structural forms of exclusion in post-conflict societies. The neglect of post-conflict reconstruction frameworks of the different forms of gender-based violence leads, therefore, to new and persistent forms of discrimination and marginalization.

Sponsors

Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences
Global Governance and Human Security PhD Program

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.