The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women
by The Coalition for Genocide Response
Date and time
Mon, 17 May 2021
16:00 – 17:00 BSTLocation
Online eventEvent description ‘A Tigrayan womb should never give birth’: The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women
Lord Alton, the Coalition for Genocide Response and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eritrea invite you to a webinar entitled:
‘A Tigrayan womb should never give birth’: The War Waged Against Tigrayan Women
4 PM on 17 May 2021
“Our problem is with your womb. Your womb gives birth to Woyane [derogatory term used to refer to the TPLF]. A Tigrayan womb should never give birth” a Tigrayan woman was told after she was gang-raped and mutilated. Hers is just one of many similar reports emerging daily from Tigray. This suggests that rape and sexual violence against Tigrayan women are a commonly used weapon of the war – and might even be reaching the threshold for being a genocidal act.
The panellists will discuss the situation of Tigrayan women, consider the nature of the atrocities and the needed responses.
Lord Alton of Liverpool, Cross-bench Peer at the UK House of Lords
Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE,Professor Emeritus, Global Health & Humanitarian Affairs, University of Manchester
Lucy Kassa, journalist
Further speakers to be announced in due course.
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