SSI Conference 2017

The third conference of the South-South Institute (SSI 2017) will continue to address ‘the long shadow’, and build bridges by exploring our understanding of how past events have shaped contemporary discourse and social policy.

SSI 2017 will advance the conversation about the impact of colonialisation on sexual violence and exploitation and encourage alliances between nations, communities and marginalized groups. The conference will be facilitated by a strong emphasis on promoting indigenous wisdom, healing and solutions throughout the week of events.

The key conference themes will be:

  • Building bridges’ by bringing everyone together locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Changing the language, changing the discourse – and embracing diversity to be inclusive of all victim survivors.
  • Developing capacity, knowledge and skills – bringing together leading International experts including survivors and researchers, individuals and agencies.