Paris professor gives insight into international sexual/gender-based violence

An influx of funding to prevent sexual/gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo may just be scratching the surface of a problem with a deeply complex undercurrent, said Jane Freedman, a professor of politics at the Universite de Paris 8 in Paris who spoke on the issue Monday afternoon as part of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service’s ongoing Coffee & Politics series at Washington State University Pullman

Gender-based violence, Freedman said, was first brought to the United Nations Security Council’s table at the start of the millennium, when it passed Resolution 1325, considered a landmark resolution for acknowledging the disproportionate impact of war on women in the form of sexual violence.

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