Oxford Lawyers Without Borders invites you to join us for a talk on sexual violence as a weapon of war in the DRC. Our speakers have both extensive knowledge of the conflict and on-the-ground experience in Central Africa. This is great opportunity to learn about the current situation in the DRC and explore how the use of rape in conflict affects both men and women. Delicious refreshments will be served and questions and discussion are encouraged!


Speaker Bios:


Henning Tamm is a doctoral candidate in International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and co-convenor of the Oxford Central Africa Forum (OCAF). His dissertation project focuses on alliances between governments and foreign rebel groups in Africa since 1990. Henning has conducted field research in the DRC, Rwanda, and Uganda, and had previously interned with a German political foundation in Kinshasa.


Chloé Lewis is a DPhil (PRS) Candidate in the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. Her research interests centre on ‘gender’, armed conflict, and UN Security Council Resolution 1325, with a particular focus on sexual violence perpetrated against men and boys in conflict and displacement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chloé interned with Amnesty International USA in San Francisco, and is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration.


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