Experts discussing the upcoming workshop with Julie Lalonde on CHUO 89.1

Listen to Julie Lalonde’s March 6 show on CHUO 89.1 with experts about the upcoming event on sexual violence in wars and how it relates to the violence of women and girls in a larger context!

How do privilege and Canadian/white settler imperialism fit into the topic of sexual violence in wars?


The play and event featured in the Fulcrum’s newest issue!

An interview with Aimee Goldsmith in the Fulcrum about the upcoming Cheers to Sarajevo play that opens up the unique international workshop on sexual violence in wars on March 13 in Ottawa! Don’t miss it!



Two Film Screenings! Mark your calendar for March 14 and 15!

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Special Event in March 2018: International Workshop on Sexual Violence in Wars Accompanied by Two Film Screenings, a Play and Theatre Workshop

An event not to be missed!

International Workshop organized by the Central and Eastern European Studies Research Group in collaboration with the Studies in Migration Research Group*

21st Century Reflections on Sexual Violence in Wars, its Transgenerational and Transnational Impact

March 13-16, 2018

University of Ottawa, different locations

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An internationally renowned play from South Africa, Cheers to Sarajevo on March 13 will be followed by a three-day workshop on sexual violence in wars with academic participants and children who were born of such violence.

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This special event also features two film screenings  – Juanita Wilson’s As If I Am Not There and Jasmila Žbanić’s For Those Who Can Tell No Tales – and a fascinating theatre workshop ACHIEVING TRUTH: EMBODIED ART RESEARCH AND CREATING THE PHYSICALITY OF WAR ON STAGE!

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You are wholeheartedly welcome to participate with respect in any of the aforementioned events.

For more information on the program and different locations see March 2018 Workshop on Sexual Violence in Wars program.


Cheers to Sarajevo: Ottawa Premiere of the Internationally Acclaimed Play from South Africa March 13, 2018


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Children of the Enemy Project



Children of the Enemy”: Narrative Constructions of Identity Following Wartime Rape and Transgenerational Trauma in Post-WWII Germany and Post-Conflict  Bosnia

Agatha Schwartz (principal investigator), co-investigators Mythili Rajiva, Christabelle Sethna (University of Ottawa) and Tatjana Takseva (St. Mary’s University)

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

For details, please see About