This is a selection of books, articles and videos by some of our network members. If you are interested in linking other relevant academic work to our project, please contact us via facebook


Hardi, Choman (2011).  Women’s Activism in Iraqi Kurdistan: Achievements, Shortcomings and Obstacles. Kurdish Studies Journal  1(1)

Mookherjee, Nayanika (2015). The raped woman as a horrific sublime and the Bangladesh war of 1971. Journal of Material Culture 20(4): 379-395.

Mookherjee, Nayanika (2011). ‘Never Again’ Aesthetics of ‘Genocidal’ Cosmopolitanism and the Bangladesh Liberation War Museum. Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute (JRAI) 17(S1): 71-91.

(Policing) Sexuality in Africa: The Namibian Mini-Skirt Ban
By Alexandra Stonehouse


No Queremos! (We don’t want this!)

2017, Peru/Switzerland

Abstract: This is the story of thousands of women and men, who became victims of systematic sexual violence by agents of the state during the internal armed conflict in Peru (1980-2000).

Twenty-four women of the communities of Manta and Vilca demand justice.
This film is a performance based on their testimonies.

Performance-based piece produced by the University of Bern in collaboration with the arts collective Trenzar.
Director: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich
Choreographer: Michaela Tavera
Screenings (selection)
• Past-Present-Future at ARCC-Art in Vienna, 13.9.2017 & for online-distribution
• We the people film festival organised by the British Film Institute (BFI) in cooperation with the United Nations Association, 18.11.2017

A Futile Voice

17 minutes 52 seconds

During 1995 the Peruvian government took the drastic decision to reduce the rate of natural population growth to a level no greater than 25 per annum and put in place a series of campaigns to promote it (VSC.) Groups of men and women of reproductive capacity, especially those living in the poorest areas of the Andean Highlands and the Amazonian lowlands of Peru, were sterilized for contraceptive purposes. These sterilization campaigns led of thousands of complaints. This documentary Film collect the testimonies of some the victims from Huancabamb, a evidence of how memory has been created by incorporating these events into a hegemonic racist social discourse that allows them to disregard the rights of the populations affected by these policies.

Director: Inés Ruiz Alvarado