About the event
In conversation with founder and president Velma Šarić, program director Tatjana Milovanović, advisory board president Tanya Domi and research fellow Josephine Mintel, Professor Rachel Kerr with WIWIP explores the innovative, creative and unconventional work of women at the Post Conflict Research Centre to restore a culture of peace and prevent violent conflict in the Western Balkans.
Moderated by Aurora Pinelli, the discussion is complemented by a Q&A, and the screening of the short documentary "Cases of Evil: Vlasenica" produced by the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) and PINCH Media. Through stories of victims and survivors, including survivors of sexual violence, the documentary aims to preserve the memory of the horrific crimes that took place in the Bosnian city of Vlasenica, educate about its legacy, and highlight the everyday struggle of survivors and returnees for justice and recognition.
Founded by Velma Šarić and Leslie Woodward, the Post-Conflict Research Centre (PCRC) is dedicated to restoring a culture of peace and preventing violent conflict in the Western Balkans by creating, implementing and supporting unconventional and innovative approaches to peace education, post-conflict research, human rights and transitional justice. In 2017, the PCRC and the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect established the first regional Genocide Prevention Coalition, which consists of 25 of the leading civil society actors in the Western Balkans. The PCRC has received a number of acknowledgments of its path-breaking efforts, among others the Intercultural Innovation Award given by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group in 2014-15 and the Intercultural Achievement Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs for Balkan Diskurs – PCRC's independent multimedia platform.
Women in War and International Politics (WIWIP), an initiative run out of the Department of War Studies at King’s College London. WIWIP is a network of woman-identifying, non-binary, genderqueer and gender non-conformingstudents, staff and alumnae from across the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, which seeks to support and increase the visibility of these persons working in the fields of War Studies, Defence, Security and International Politics, whether as students, researchers, or practitioners, and showcase their work and achievements. We also hope to promote and encourage exploration of the question of gender and its implications in war, conflict, foreign policy, and security practices. As such, we provide a platform for events, and a blog on these issues.
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