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Tuesday, October 23 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Battle Inside the War- What Stands Between Women in Conflict Situations and Help?

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Wars and other conflict situations have been recognized as an aggravating factor in Women’s vulnerability, inflicting peculiar kinds of suffering. These include trafficking, kidnappings, sexual slavery and forced prostitution. Realizing these dangers, development and humanitarian assistance are regularly deployed to conflict zones with an emphasis on cushioning women and other vulnerable groups and shelter them from the worst of the effects of conflicts and war. The Workshop will review the situation of Women in Conflict situations and how efforts at alleviating their distress are undermined by corruption, impacting negatively on peace efforts, social justice and ultimately, development for not just the women but also other persons for whom they have a degree of responsibility

This will be a first time effort to address the gender dimensions of humanitarian assistance in conflict situations which are often ignored or lost in the broader narratives of war and corruption.

Session Rapporteur: Monica Twesiime Kirya
Discussant: Ortrun Merkle
Ortrun is a Ph.D Research Fellow at UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Graduate School of Governance.Her thesis assesses the impact of gender norms on forms and effects of corruption. She is a part of the research team on migration and corruption at the Graduate School of Governance. For this research she focuses on gendered experiences of corruption throughout the migration journey, especially on sextortion. Ortrun has been teaching and supervising extensively on Bachelor and Master level, focusing on corruption, gender and security issues.

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Lilian Ekeanyanwu

Head, Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms (TUGAR)
Lilian Ekeanyanwu has over thirty years' experience as an attorney at law and the Head of the Technical Unit on Governance and Anti-Corruption Reforms - TUGAR, a government of Nigeria institution with the mandate to provide coordinated data through empirical research, and facilitate... Read More →

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Arwa Hassan

Programme Director, Good Governance Cluster
Arwa holds degrees from Cambridge University in England (BA & MA) and Warwick University (MA). In addition to English (her mother tongue), Arwa speaks fluent Arabic, German, French and Italian. She is an international development specialist with 20 years spent focusing on the Middle... Read More →
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Laura Nyirinkindi

Regional Vice President (Africa), FIDA International (Eastern and Southern Region)
Laura is a Ugandan advocate based in Kampala, with a degree in Law from Makerere University, Uganda and a Master’s degree from University of Oxford, UK, in International Human Rights Law. Laura was the Chairperson of FIDA Uganda (2010-2014) and is Regional Vice President (Africa... Read More →
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Ali Sadki

Member, Transparency Maroc
Ali is an activist in the fight against corruption and the defence of human rights. He has been a member of Transparency Maroc, the Moroccan Chapter of Transparency International, since 2000 and has worked on national and regional initiatives in the MENA region to promote transparency... Read More →
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Bilkis Zabara

Former Director of the Gender Development Research and Studies Centre (GDRSC), Sana’a University
Bilkis was until recently, the Director of the Gender Development Research and Studies Centre, (GDRSC), Sana’a University - a position she occupied since late 2011. The Centre, beyond aiming to strengthen its capacity, works to relate its vision to the civil society in the context... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Ezinwa Okoroafor

International Secretary, International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
A gender, good governance and sustainable development advocate, Ezinwa is a Nigerian legal practitioner with over 30 years’ experience, holds a Master’s degree (1989) in law. I am currently the International Secretary (previously Regional Vice President (Africa), and National... Read More →

Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm CEST
Workshop Room 6
  Workshop, Interactive Circle
  • Organiser International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)