Voldtekt som våpenI kjølvannet av revolusjonen ble mange tusen mennesker fengslet og utsatt for grove overgrep og tortur. Foto: Flickr-bruker Syrian Freedom

Rape as a Weapon


The Saladin Lecture by Ibrahim Olabi

Friday 5. April 2019, 17:00 until 18:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

Oppdatert Friday 14. June 2019, kl. 09:26


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“During one brutal interrogation, she was stripped naked and penetrated “in every body cavity”, including her anus”, reads an excerpt about one of the victims in a 2017 report on sexualized violence in Assad’s prisons.

In prison, conflict and war, women are exposed to particularly sexualized violence. Several women who have survived brutal imprisonment in Syria are part of lawsuit initiatives against the current government. How may these initiatives contribute to hold the government responsible for their crimes, and to better the situation for Syrian women?

Ibrahim Olabi works with human rights issues connected to the Syrian conflict, such as sexualized violence against women.

The lecture will be in English.