June 24, 2009

Some thoughts on Gender Violence and Gender Justice

On May 7-8, IDN co-sponsored a conference in "Gender Violence and Gender Justice" held at Emory University.  The conference was organized by Women's Studies Professor Pamela Scully, who is also a member of IDN's Academic Advisory Board.  Participants from Emory and many parts of the world (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Kenya and Zambia) raised questions about the categories that are used to address and theorize gender violence, ambivalence associated with relying on the state, and the ways in which gender violence is embedded within other forms of violence.

The conference raised critical questions about gender violence and gender justice at, what I believe, is an important historical moment.   

Sita Ranchod-Nilsson

Sita Ranchod-Nilsson

Director, Institute for Developing Nations,
Emory University