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Fall Programming - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is sometimes referred to as the “ground zero” of rape as a weapon of war. Sexual and gender-based violence in the conflict zones of Eastern DRC has reached staggering levels, affecting tens of thousands of women.

Join us for a conversation about this issue with Dr. Philip Lancaster, an acknowledged authority on conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa. He served as General Romeo Dallaire’s Military Assistant during the Rwandan Genocide, and has held numerous leadership posts including Director of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Division of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Congo and Coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts for DRC.

Speakers

Dr. Phillip Lancaster

 

After a career as an officer in the Canadian Army that included serving as General Romeo Dallaire’s Military Assistant during the Rwandan Genocide, Philip Lancaster has spent most of the last decade working in Africa.  This work has included service with UNICEF in South Sudan, Uganda and Burundi, several long term consulting contracts with the World Bank in the Republic of Congo and DRC and posts as the Director of the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration Division of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Congo and Coordinator of the UN Panel of Experts for DRC. More recently, he led a team of international experts to write a diagnostic study of the Lord’s Resistance Army.  He is an acknowledged authority on conflict in the Great Lakes Region of Africa and is frequently consulted on a wide range of issues touching on political, military and cultural dynamics affecting the region.  He is currently working with a team of German psychologists to finalise a paper on sexual based and gender violence in Eastern DRC.




Sponsors

UWM Center for Global Health Equity, College of Nursing

UWM Department of Africology

UWM Department of Anthropology

UWM Department of Political Science

UWM Women's Resource Center

Medical College of Wisconsin Global Health Program

Date/Time
November 30, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location
E280
UWM Student Union
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee ,WI 53211
Cost
General Public: $0
IWA Member: $0
All Area Student & UWM Community Members: $0