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Locating Women's Agency During the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

Dr. Brown's talk will share findings from her research on women rescuers and perpetrators during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. While much has been written about the victimization of women during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, very little has been said about women who rescued targeted victims or perpetrated crimes against humanity. Brown will explore and analyse the role played by women who exercised agency as rescuers and as perpetrators before, during, and after the genocide in Rwanda.

Sara E. Brown is the Executive Director of Chhange, the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights and Genocide Education. Brown holds the first Ph.D. in comparative genocide studies from Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She is the author of Gender and the Genocide in Rwanda: Women as Perpetrators and Rescuers, now an Open Access text, and the co-editor of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook on Religion and Genocide.

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