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The Transformative Power of Curiosity and Courage, presented by Dr Brigid Inder, OBE

Historic changes in international gender justice have been sought and achieved not by a process of inevitability, but by those willing to be courageous and curious enough to question the status quo and expand the experience and notion of equality and justice.

From the post World War II Nuremberg trials to recent time, the integration of gender within the concepts and practice of international justice has lead to acts of sexual and gender-based crimes being over-looked and under-prosecuted. A leading global advocate and practitioner for gender justice before the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr. Brigid Inder, OBE will explore some of the innovations and challenges and in this field, drawing upon her advocacy work with the ICC, as well as her experiences working with armed militia groups, former child soldiers, and communities affected by intergenerational violence and trauma.

Upon completing her Physical Education Degree at the University of Otago, Dr. Inder’s curiosity led her to working with communities, particularly women, most affected by some of the worst armed conflicts in the world including Darfur, Libya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, amongst others. Working at the intersection of justice and peace, Dr. Inder will reflect upon some of her peacebuilding experiences in conflict and post-conflict situations and the challenges to sustaining peace within fragile societies emerging for long-term mass violence.

Date Tuesday, 24 September 2019
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Alumni Events
Event Type Public Lecture
DepartmentSchool of Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Sciences
LocationHutton Theatre, Otago Museum
Contact Phone+64 3 479 8991

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