Jelke Boesten, King's College London
The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission concluded that sexual violence of mainly indigenous women during the conflict between Shining Path and the military (1980-2000) was systematic and widespread. Was rape used as a weapon of war, and if so, what does that say about the conflict? Up to what point do victim and perpetrator profiles reflect existing inequalities in Peruvian society? How do victim-survivors deal with the legacies of violence? What does it mean if there is no accountability? Examining testimonies and legal cases, this presentation will address some of these questions.
UvA REC C, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166,
In recent years, Brazil has built a reputation of innovator in fields of democratic politics, social development, and sustainability. Internationally renowned scholars will critically examine some of these initiatives and discuss their outcomes so far and the challenges ahead. We welcome people from academic, governmental, private, and NGO interested in Brazil. +INFO
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'The Political Economy of the Extractive Imperative in Latin America: Reducing poverty and inequality vs. ensuring inclusion and sustainability'
Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation invite paper submissions for the upcoming international meeting on ‘The Political Economy of the Extractive
Imperative in Latin America: Reducing
poverty and inequality vs. ensuring inclusion and sustainability?’
Our aim is to bring together scholars working in various disciplines and traditions to critically reflect on the changes taking place in Latin America. Interested participants should send a 250-word abstract, paper title, full address and brief bio to email@example.com by 1 December 2014. +INFO