n Conflict Trends - Protection from sexual and gender-based violence in Liberia : a role for traditional justice?

Volume 2011, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The international response to the situation of women in Liberia - although touted as one of the great success stories in implementing the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1325 by the United Nations (UN) and the Liberian government - has not achieved what it set out to do. Efforts at reforming the institutions of the rule of law have shown a mixed record. Since the end of the conflict in Liberia, a main priority of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), UN agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) has been to deal with the very high levels of sexual violence against women and children.

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