Office of the Spokesperson
February 17, 2016
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell will convene experts, practitioners, and policymakers for Women and Foreign Policy: Is Everything We Know About Wartime Rape Wrong? at the Department of State February 19 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
The program will include a panel discussion that questions assumptions about sexual violence in conflict, particularly in the context of broader conflict prevention efforts. As panelists, Professor Dara Kay Cohen and Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin will discuss their own research in these fields.The event will also feature scenes from the film Weapon of War: Confessions of Rape in Congo .
This is the third event in a series of forums hosted by Ambassador Russell. The Women and Foreign Policy series looks at the relationship between gender inequality and foreign policy, with a focus on solutions and best practices.
This event is open to press. For media inquiries, contact Rachel Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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