ASCL Seminar: The UN, Women’s Movements, and the Post-Conflict Response to Sexual Violence
Thursday 03 November 2022 | 15:30-17:00 | in Leiden & online
The UN has promoted the establishment of specialised criminal justice mechanisms, such as specialised police and gendarmerie units, to respond to post-conflict sexual violence. However, countries have differed in how they have established these units. Drawing on over 150 interviews in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, this presentation by Peace Medie (University of Bristol) analyses how factors such as the strength of the women’s movement affects the establishment of these specialised units and the performance of personnel.