3rd Conable Conference

Gender, Violence, and Justice in the Age of Globalization

The 3rd Conable Conference examined gender-based violence and the advancing spectrum of goals promoting gender equality throughout the globe. Focusing particularly on developing countries, the conference explored how communities have harnessed aspects of globalization to enhance communications, technology, collaboration, travel, and capacity-building. Gender-based violence (GBV) has been contested locally, regionally, and globally. Grassroots activists have transformed local and national attitudes by provoking rigorous dialogue. International conventions and treaties provide the promise of increased protections for women, children, sexual and gender identity minorities, and individuals with disabilities. And as international protocols infiltrate domestic law, global protections are providing new opportunities for women, men, and children seeking to safeguard their bodies and seek justice for crimes perpetrated. We examined the critical crossroads at which local and global gender-based violence campaigners and justice advocates find themselves today, including the conflicts, commonalities, and resolutions in approaches to GBV among feminists and other philosophical and ideological frameworks in the global south and global north.

The 3rd conference resulted in the publication:

Marriage by Force? Contestation over Consent and Coercion in Africa

Edited by Annie Bunting, Benjamin N. Lawrance and Richard L. Roberts (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2016)


The 2013 Conable Conference gratefully acknowledges the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University, the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School, and the Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership at the University of Rochester.


Forced marriage symposiumhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAonip8bXak

Keynote Judith-Ann walkerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxnU-woCtJk

Tabitha Kanogohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8wXhK0vUxE

Stacy Hyndhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTQaVra7q7I

Richard Robertshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLtaGikMCbQ

Olatunji Ojohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCJ430cPrm4

Mariane Fermehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWh17HRrFrM

Elizabeth Thornberryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBXxF5FJMmA

Jody Sarichhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GuRK3ZbFI8

Francesca Declichhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBinpORVBII

Dorothy Hodgsonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHcoEitUHZE

Chiseche Mibengehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2MbI_TyTN8

Charlotte Walker-Saidhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ73kcllZkA

Bruce Whitehousehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3fPQjojLtY

Brett Shadlehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6Mnry9IRyY

Bonny Ibhawahhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPrIweSTQOQ

Annie Buntinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhn7-jySZ7c

Ann McDougallhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz6Xl1fEFo0