Improving Accountability for Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Africa

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Kim Thuy Seelinger, Julie Freccero, Ketty Anyeko
Publication Date
June 14, 2016
Publication Type
Conflict, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public Health


Local practitioners who work with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) on a daily basis during peacetime also play a vital role in accountability for conflict-period SGBV. With appropriate training and resources, they can even contribute to the documentation and prosecution of SGBV committed as a war crime, crime against humanity, and act of genocide. This Peace Brief illustrates how new research from the Human Rights Center and direct dialogue with African experts who participated in the 2015 Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop conducted in partnership with The Uganda Fund in Kampala, jointly indicate priority ways to improve ground-level response to conflict-period SGBV.