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Violence against Women and Post-Conflict Policing in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire

Title
Violence against Women and Post-Conflict Policing in Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire
Speaker(s)
Speaker: Peace Medie # University of Bristol
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Date and Time
25th Nov 2020 16:00 - 25th Nov 2020 17:30
Location
Microsoft Teams
URL
http://www.cas.ed.ac.uk/events/seminar_series/2020_2021/violence_against_women_and_post-conflict_policing_in_liberia_and_cote_divoire

The UN has promoted the establishment of specialized criminal justice mechanisms, such as specialized police and gendarmerie units, to respond to post-conflict gender-based violence. However, countries have differed in how they have established these units. Drawing on over 300 interviews in Liberia and CÔte d’Ivoire, this presentation analyses how factors such as the strength of the women’s movement affects the establishment of these specialized units and the performance of personnel.

Freshers 2013