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This analytical study covered ten countries in the region and looked at issues of access to justice for women and girls in East and Southern Africa.
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The overall objective of the study was to conduct a mapping exercise of existing peace infrastructures in targeted five counties of Liberia and research their gender responsiveness. The research also assessed the mechanisms of coordination and intersection between the Palava Huts and the Peace Huts and other decentralized peace infrastructures, which should inform the implementation of the recommendations put forward by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).
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Even though Liberia has made progresses in guaranteeing equality between men and women through legislation and polices, sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is still widely acknowledged to affect women and girls in schools, communities, homes and workplaces.
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Founded in 2004, the National Peace Huts Women of Liberia helped women and former child soldiers to become agents of change in their communities following the country’s civil war. The Peace Huts provide space for women’s voices to be heard on peace-building, security, rule of law, and political and economic issues.
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The highlights of this month• Africa must rise with and through women, says UN Women Executive Director• UN Women Launches Guide For Gender-Responsive HIV and AIDS Programming in the Extractive Industry• Commonwealth meeting recommends having more women in top positions• A Women’s Investment Fund - New Faces New Voices in Rwanda• UN Women and the Green Belt Movement (GBM) join the world in marking the World Environment Day• …