University lecture focuses on 1994 genocide against the Tutsi community

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

Donatilla Mukamana (pictured), 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 at 11am as part of our International Research Festival. The lecture is open to the public and attendees can book their place here.

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.