Post Date: April 8, 2005

“Conferences about war always and unfortunately seem relevant. This conference will do what others haven’t done by looking at war crimes, combatants, refugees and peace processes from a gendered perspective,” said Henry Steiner, professor of law and a conference participant. “There’s much of importance in this topic to hear and reflect about. Excellent speakers will ease our task.”

Ms. Rachel N. Mayanja, United Nations Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, will be the keynote speaker. Conference panels focus on women combatants, war crimes against women, women’s roles in building peace, issues of gender for refugees and internally-displaced persons and women’s rights and status in Iraq and Afghanistan.

More information on the conference is available on the website of the Journal of Law & Gender (formerly Women’s Law Journal).