The UN has promoted the establishment of specialized criminal justice
mechanisms, such as specialized 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 300 interviews in
Liberia and CÔte d’Ivoire, this talk analyses how factors
such as the strength of the women’s movement affects the establishment
of these specialized units and the performance of personnel.
Peace A. Medie is Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol. She is author of Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2020), and the novel, His Only Wife (Algonquin Books, 2020).
Speakers and Presenters
Peace A. Medie | Senior Lecturer in Gender and International Politics at the University of Bristol