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Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Museum of London

A Global History of Sexual Violence

Professor Joanna Bourke


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In England and Wales today, 11 people are raped every hour. 85,000 women and 12,000 men are affected annually. Another half a million adults are sexually assaulted – not including large numbers of women, men, and children who never report being attacked to the police. 

The lecture will explore what we know (and don’t know) about sexual violence from a global perspective. How have people in different periods of history and in a variety of countries understood and responded to assaults? What can be done to reduce, if not eradicate, such violence?

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Professor Bourke is a historian and academic. She is currently Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. She is also Director of the Birkbeck Trauma Project and in 2014, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

She is Visiting Professor of History at Gresham College.

Current Visiting Professor of History

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