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Breaking the Silence on Human Rights Violations in Sierra Leone under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR): A Shadow Report on Discrimination and Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Sierra Leone has a devastating history of gross human rights violations. During the violent civil war 50,000 people were killed and 2,000,000 people were displaced. The civil war was extremely divisive and was rooted in significant prejudice. As t…

The African Union's Response to Gender Based Violence

This Policy Brief analyzed the response of the African Union (AU) to the gender-based sexual violence that has been committed on an epidemic scale in the conflicts across the continent. These incidents of gender-based violence have witnessed innoce…

‘Compensating an Assault on Dignity’? A Pan African Conference Report

This report is a rich and informative contribution to the discourse on sexual and gender based violence. It attempted to capture an extremely rich discussion that is intended to ensure a call to action in addressing SGBV. Chapter 1 Noting that tr…

Strengthening Women’s Skills in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation

The current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remains highly unstable, particularly the eastern part of the country which includes north and south Kivu Provinces continue to suffer from recurring cycles of conflict and persistent v…

The complexity of applying UN Resolution 1325 in post conflict reintegration processes: The case of Northern Uganda

"The United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 calls on all actors involved to address the special needs of women and girls during rehabilitation, reintegration and post-conflict reconstruction. This study endeavors to analyse the reinte…

Gender, Peace and Peacekeeping Lessons from Southern Africa

"This paper alludes to the tensions between achieving gender equality (as a requirement for a just peace) and the maintenance of indigenous culture and religious traditions. The primary focus, however, is the teasing out of transformation opportunit…

Northern Uganda – From a Forgotten War to an Unforgivable Crisis – the War against Children

"This brief analysis seeks to draw attention to one of the most serious internal displacement crises in Africa. It provides some context to the ethnic and geographical divisions affecting modern Uganda, particularly in the context of Acholi relation…

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