African Women on the Thin Blue Line: Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in Liberia and Southern Sudan

African Women on the Thin Blue Line: Gender-Sensitive Police Reform in Liberia and Southern Sudan

African Women on the Thin Blue Line explores how women in civil society and their female counterparts in the police are experiencing police reform processes in two conflict-affected African contexts: Liberia and Southern Sudan. It highlights the challenges of fully integrating a gender perspective into police reform as well as the many opportunities and strengths of such an approach. Two case-study chapters focus on the perspectives of Liberian and Southern Sudanese women themselves based on interviews and focus group discussions. Targeted policy recommendations are featured at the end of the book and draw on the women’s perspectives and analysis conducted by The North-South Institute and their Southern research partners.

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