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Venue details: Senior Common Room, Old Building, LSE | 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ
Organisers: The Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa | Department of International Development | Justice and Security Research Programme | Centre for Women, Peace and Security | the International African Institute
Event website: After Rape: Violence, Justice and Social Harmony in Uganda
Event cost: Free
Speakers: Holly Porter
Chair: Professor Tim Allen
This event marks the publication of Holly Porter’s new book After Rape: violence, justice and social harmony in Uganda.
Drawing upon abundant fieldwork and in-depth interviews with almost 200 women, Holly Porter examines issues surrounding wrongdoing and justice, and sexual violence and rape, among the Acholi people in northern Uganda. This intricate exploration offers evidence of a more complicated and nuanced explanation of rape and its aftermath, suggesting a re-imagining of the meanings of post-atrocity justice, whilst acknowledging the role of sex, power and politics in all sexual experiences between coercion and consent.