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'Gender-Based Violence in Times of War'

'Gender-Based Violence in Times of War'

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'Gender-Based Violence in Times of War' - Mary Fitzgerald, Fergal Keane, Dr Mary McAuliffe, moderated by Jimmy Deenihan

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In war torn regions in different parts of the world women and girls continue to be the victims of rape, sexual violence and harassment. These tactics have become deliberate tools of war and are being used by Russia in Ukraine at the moment. Mary Fitzgerald and Feargal Keane will refer to instances of the degradation of women and girls in war zones that they have reported from over the years. Dr Mary McAulliffe will refer to sexual violence against women and girls during the War of Independence and the Civil War in Ireland.

Mary Fitzgerald is a Marseille-based writer and analyst specialising in the Mediterranean region, with a particular focus on Libya. She is a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC and an associate fellow at ICSR, King's College London. Previously a journalist, she began her career in post-conflict Northern Ireland and later served as the Irish Times foreign affairs correspondent. She has reported from more than 40 countries, including conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and Sudan.

Dr Mary McAuliffe is a historian and Director of Gender Studies at University College Dublin (UCD) She recently published a biography of the Scottish born Irish revolutionary and feminist, Margaret Skinnider (UCD Press, 2020), and is co-editor, Miriam Haughton and Emilie Pine, of Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries; Commemoration, Gender, and the Postcolonial Carceral State (Manchester University Press, 2021). She was also co-editor of Sexual Politics in Modern Ireland and is writing on Kilkenny and the Revolution for the Four Courts Press ‘The Irish Revolution, 1912–23’ County series. She is co-editor of Saothar; the Journal of the Irish Labour History Society, and she is currently researching on gendered and sexual violence during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War (1919-1923) to be published in 2023.

Fergal Keane is a proud father and an award-winning journalist and author. He currently works as Special Correspondent for BBC News. Some of the prizes he has won include a BAFTA, an EMMY, the George Orwell Prize for literature, the Ireland Fund Literary Prize, and the Edward R.Murrow Prize from the Overseas Press Club of America.

Fergal holds honorary degrees in literature from University College Cork, Queens University Belfast, and the University of Liverpool, among several others. His most recent book ‘Wounds’ on the War of Independence in North Kerry won the Ewart Biggs Prize and was Irish non-fiction book of the year.

In January 2020, the BBC announced that Mr. Keane was stepping back from his role as BBC News Africa Editor to recover from the effects of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), the result of three decades of reporting from conflict zones around the world.

This event will be moderated by Jimmy Deenihan.

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