Press Statement on 'Sexual Violence and Testimonial Injustice'
Miranda Fricker was invited by Fragmentos, Center for Memory and Peace, to inaugurate a series of conferences entitled ‘Sexual Violence and Testimonial Injustice’, in Bogotà, Colombia. In partnership with the Colombian Transitional Justice System (JEP), the Network of Women Victims and Professionals, the Central University, and the UN Organisation for International Migration these conferences seek to create a platform for discussions around the sexual violence Colombians were subject to during 53 years of armed conflict, which culminated in a Peace Agreement signed in 2016. This peace agreement was the first agreement ever to acknowledge sexual violence, and make steps towards reparations of such crimes.
Prof. Fricker was invited to speak about Testimonial Injustice, and her theory of Epistemic Injustice on two occasions: one at Fragmentos, a monument to the Colombian peace agreement conceived by artist Doris Salcedo, and the other at the National University of Colombia's Bogotà campus. Audiences were made up of activist victims of sexual violence, NGOs, campaigners, artists and students.