Conference explores women’s role in peace and conflictMonday 7 March 2016
The role of women in peace and conflict will be explored at a special conference organised to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Academic researchers and practitioners will come together for the Women in Peace and Conflict 2016 Conference on Wednesday 9th March in EDEN 014 at Hope Park.
The conference aims to identify the historical and contemporary involvement of women in peace and conflict. Globally, women are on the fringe; from the global gender pay gap and the devaluing of “feminine” labour, to a critical lack of access to education and health care and the issue of gender specific violence.
Women are at the forefront of conflict and violence from the domestic to international arenas, and by theoretically and empirically unpacking historical involvement, narratives and potential future opportunities, the conference aims to reflect on involvement and enhance visibility of women in peace and conflict.
Open to all, the conference starts at 9am and will feature a keynote speech from Dr Olesya Khromeychuk from the School of History at the University of East Anglia. Entitled ‘Because you are a woman!’ The dilemmas of women’s participation in protest and war in Ukraine, the lecture will explore the gendered use of space during the Maidan protests in Ukraine.