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After Rape: Violence, Justice and Social Harmony in Uganda

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An event hosted by the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa,

in partnership with the Department of International Development, the Justice and Security Research Programme, the Centre for Women, Peace and Security and the International African Institute.


Speakers: Holly Porter, Adam Branch

Chair: Professor Tim Allen

This event marks the publication of Holly Porter’s new book After Rape: violence, justice and social harmony in Uganda.

Drawing upon abundant fieldwork and in-depth interviews with almost 200 women, Holly Porter examines issues surrounding wrongdoing and justice, and sexual violence and rape, among the Acholi people in northern Uganda. This intricate exploration offers evidence of a more complicated and nuanced explanation of rape and its aftermath, suggesting a re-imagining of the meanings of post-atrocity justice, whilst acknowledging the role of sex, power and politics in all sexual experiences between coercion and consent.


Dr Holly Porter is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, CRG, University of Gent & IOB, University of Antwerp and a Research Fellow in the Department of International Development at LSE.

Professor Tim Allen is Director of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa and Head of the Department for International Development at LSE. He has long experience of research in Uganda, Kenya and Sudan.

Adam Branch is University Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Studies and Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. He is the author of two books: Africa Uprising: Popular Protest and Political Change and Displacing Human Rights: War and Intervention in Northern Uganda.


This event is free and open to all, but pre-registration required via Eventbrite. Contact the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa at africacentre@lse.ac.uk if you have any queries.

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