of Silence
Examining how language and translations shape memories, public narratives, and enhance campaigns for transitional justice.


This is the website for the research project 'Protectorate of Silence', which is led by Dr Anissa Daoudi at the University of Birmingham. Focusing on the experience of women survivors of sexual violence and rape committed during the Civil War, and working closely with civil rights activists at an NGO in Algeria, Daoudi’s research has shaped the transitional justice fora for female survivors

You can currently explore core information about the project on this website. We plan to expand this website in Spring/Summer 2021 with more information about the project and to allow you to view other people's testimonies and, if you wish, to submit your own.