The Limits of Theorizing Legislation as Primary Panacea to Gender Based Violence in Africa

The Limits of Theorizing Legislation as Primary Panacea to Gender Based Violence in Africa

Author by Peace A. Medie

Journal/Publisher: Symposium: New Directions In Gender And Politics Scholarship: Transforming The Study Of African Politics, African Politics Conferecne Group Newsletter

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 6 - 12

Abstract

This essay is part of a path-breaking symposium that examined knowledge gaps, new perspectives and directions for the study of gender and politics in Africa. Medie and Yacob-Haliso argued that while the literature on sexual violence as one form of GBV is well-represented, not much has been done to investigate how international and national policy instruments are delivered to citizens as well as how socioeconomic and political factors shape how citizens receive and benefit from these governmental efforts.


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