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Winchester to host summit on impact of war on children
11:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in Winchester
A SUMMIT in Winchester will explore the devastating impact war has on children.
The University of Winchester will hold the 5th International Children of War Conference to coincide with the 20th anniversary of War Child, the UK charity founded to work with young people affected by conflicts.
Organiser Dr Christine Ryan, said: “The significance of the conference is that it offers a multi-disciplinary platform, enabling academic engagement with the topic of how children experience and process conflict.
“It aims to encompass both historical and current case studies, as well as draw on conflict areas from around the world.”
Delegates will attend from across the UK, Europe, USA, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to discuss case studies dating from the 1940s to the modern day.
Rob Williams, CEO of War Child, will open the conference with his presentation An Unwanted Truth: putting a spotlight on sexual violence against children in conflict.
Other speakers from academia and the frontline will share reports on a range of subjects, from child soldiers in Uganda, to Second World War evacuees and those living in the aftermath of the Vietnam war.
The conference is being held at West Downs, University of Winchester, from September 4 to 6.
To book a place visit www.winchester.ac.uk/events.
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