Investigating the Role of Government Legislation and Implementation in Addressing Gender Based Violence Among Returnee Refugee Women in Liberia

Investigating the Role of Government Legislation and Implementation in Addressing Gender Based Violence Among Returnee Refugee Women in Liberia

Author by Dr. Olajumoke Yacob-haliso

Journal/Publisher: Wagadu: A Journal Of Transnational Women’s And Gender Studies

Volume/Edition: 10

Language: English

Pages: 132 - 149

Abstract

This essay is based on original primary research carried out in Liberia in the immediate post-civil war period. It investigates the ways in which returnee refugee women in post-war Liberia experience gender based violence (GBV), the role of governmental agencies in addressing this violence and the implications of all these for the reintegration of returnee women, and peace in the country generally. Framed within liberal human rights theory, the study found that returnee women face high levels of GBV which has slowed their reintegration, while government efforts are slow in implementation.


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