RCNI host webinar on Surviving Sexual Violence in War

On Tuesday 7 June, Croatian-based organisation The Women’s Room (Ženska Soba), in collaboration with Rape Crisis Network Ireland, delivered a webinar on ‘Sexual Violence in War’. The Women’s Room is a Croatian feminist, non-profit, civil society organisation established in 2002. It provides direct services to victims of sexual violence including survivors of sexual violence as weapon of war. It aims for the prevention and combating of all sexual violence as well as promotion and protection of sexual rights.

The event was led by Maja Mamula and Marijana Senjak, both of whom are highly experienced in working with survivors of  sexual violence in war, and was of interest to those who work in frontline services with survivors, particularly counsellors and psychotherapists. The webinar covered topics such as:  

  • Myths and facts about sexual violence in war 
  • Women’s bodies as a battlefield 
  • Phenomenological aspects of war rape. Presentation available for download here
  • Surviving sexual violence in war. Presentation available for download here


Excerpt from Al-Jazeera news programme Everywoman featuring a piece on Marijana Senjak by Fiona Lloyd-Davies of Studio 9 Films.