Photo: Kachinland SAS, Humanity Institute

On 2 August, Julie Marie Hansen gave a talk about sexual violence in armed conflict at KSAS, Humanity Institute in Myitkyina, Myanmar. Hansen introduced current theories on the causes and consequences of conflict-related sexual violence, and an overview of efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of this type of violence.

​Julie Marie Hansen is a PhD candidate at PRIO and the and the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Julie M. Hansen is a Doctoral Researcher on the project 'Social Media in Armed Conflict: The Case of Myanmar'. Her doctoral research  studies the gendered dimensions of social media use during armed conflict in Myanmar. Hansen is currently in Myanmar conducting field research for her PhD.