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Global norms and local action, the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa, Peace A. Medie.

Label
Global norms and local action, the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa, Peace A. Medie.
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Global norms and local action
Medium
electronic resource
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
Peace A. Medie.
Series statement
Oxford studies in gender and international relationsOxford scholarship online
Sub title
the campaigns to end violence against women in Africa
Summary
When and why do states implement international women's rights norms? This text examines states' responses to violence against women (VAW) in Africa and their implementation of the international women's justice norm. Despite the presence of laws on various forms of VAW in most African countries, most victims face barriers to accessing justice through the criminal justice system. This problem is particularly acute in post-conflict countries. International organizations such as the United Nations and women's rights advocates have, therefore, promoted the international women's justice norm, which emphasizes the establishment of specialized mechanisms within the criminal justice sector to address VAW. With a focus on the response of the police to rape and intimate partner violence in post-conflict Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, this book theorizes the UN's and women's movements' influence
Target audience
specialized
Classification
Other version