Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

Sat 19 Sep

Saturday, 19 September 2020

4.30pm - 5.30pm

In Conversation | Online Only

Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women

Join award-winning correspondent and author Christina Lamb as she discusses her new book with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
Our Bodies, Their Battlefield


Sexual violence and rape have been used as a weapon against women in conflict zones throughout history. This preventable crime continues to be deployed today and is increasing, with rape being used by armies, terrorist and militias as a weapon to oppress, humiliate and conduct ethnic cleansing.

Christina Lamb amplifies the voices of the women who have endured these crimes and those who are fighting for justice. Hear incredible stories of heroism and resistance in the face of adversity as she recounts the work of those striving to support survivors of sexual violence.

Christina Lamb is one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a bestselling author. She has won Foreign Correspondent of the Year five times as well as Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux, and was named Feature Writer of the Year in this year’s British Press Awards. She is currently Chief Foreign Correspondent of the Sunday Times.

Baroness Kennedy QC has held many prominent positions, including Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford (2011–2018); Chair of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists; and Chair of the British Council (1998–2004). In 2006, she chaired the Power Inquiry, which reported on the state of British democracy. She has also published several books on the ways in which the justice system fails women, travelling around the globe to meet victims of war and genocide.

A copy of Christina Lamb's book Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: What War Does to Women can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase via a link on the virtual event page on the day of the event.

Date & time

Saturday, 19 September 2020
4.30pm - 5.30pm


Online Only


Online: FREE

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