The Effects of the Conflict in Darfur on Women


62 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6JF, UK

The Sudanese Programme

[Sponsored by the Middle East Centre and Africa Studies Centre]

Conference on

The Effects of the Conflict in Darfur on Women

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College

Saturday 7th November 2015

9.00 am – 7.00 pm


  9.00 – 10.00        Registration – Coffee, and tea (the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building)

10.00 – 10.15        Introduction by Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi and Dr Marwa Gibril

10.15 – 11.00          Dr Marwa Gibril (Medical Doctor, Darfurian Activist, Voice of Darfur Women and Human Rights Campaigner)

                             Darfur Women and the War.

11.00 – 11.30        Coffee, the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building

11.30 – 12.15          Dr Mariam Salih Suliman (Voice of Darfur Women and Darfurian Activist)

                             Women and Justice.  

12.15 – 1.00            Professor Gunnar Halaand (Professor Emeritus, University of Bergen, Norway)

                                    Darfur Women as Independent Agents and as Symbols of Social Solidarity; Reflections of a Male Anthropologist’s Field Observations in the 1960s.

1.00 – 2.15            Lunch (Dining Hall, St. Antony’s College)

2.15 – 3.00               Ms Asia Lessan (Darfurian Activist)

The Conflict in Darfur and its Economic Effects on Women and Children.                  

3.00 – 3.45               Dr Richard Barltrop (Independent Researcher, Consultant on the Two Sudans and 2015 Luce Fellow, Durham University)

                             Managing Conflict and Peace in Darfur: A Longer View.

3.45 – 4.15            Tea (Hilda Besse Building)

4.15 – 5.00            Dr Samer Abdelnour (Assistant Professor, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

                             Narratives of Violence and Humanitarian Technology in Darfur and Beyond.

5.00 – 6.00            Questions and, time permitting, Comments

6.00 – 7.00            Reception (the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building)


In case of queries, please contact Dr Ahmed Al-Shahi:

Tel: 01865- 284707, International: +44+1865 284707

Please observe

The Sudanese Programme follows the Chatham House Rule:

“When a meeting, or part thereof, is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participants, may be revealed”

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