University of Leicester lecture focuses on 1994 genocide against the Tutsi community

Posted by pt91 at Sep 14, 2017 11:36 AM |
Talk on 15 September takes place as part of International Research Festival

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 14 September 2017

The long term effects of rape on women survivors of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi community will be discussed at a lecture at the University of Leicester.

Donatilla Mukamana, Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Rwanda, will describe her work on the role of healthcare providers in managing the mental health consequences of surviving genocidal rape on individuals, family, communities and societies.

Her talk, entitled 'Management of the long term psychological effects of rape among women survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi: A grounded theory approach', takes place on Friday 15 September as part of the University of Leicester’s International Research Festival.

The lecture is open to the public and attendees can book their place at:

The International Research Festival, which is open to University of Leicester staff and students only, is aimed at providing insight into national and international funding opportunities and grant writing, and to encourage and support applications to both European funding sources, and research with an international focus.

Over two weeks a range of workshops, forums and presentations will offer researchers practical opportunities to explore further tools and knowledge in support of research development in their professional academic life.

Professor Paul van Gardingen, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for International and Development Research, said: “The University was founded in 1921, following the First World War, as a place where scholarship could be placed at the heart of post-conflict reconstruction. We are taking forward those values in building an equitable partnership with the University of Rwanda. We are delighted to welcome Professor Mukamana to deliver our Festival keynote as a reflection, and celebration, of our relationships in sub-Saharan Africa.”


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