Combating Gender-Based Violence: Legislative Strategies

Authored by: Jessica Gomez

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Rwanda
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2008
Citation: Gomez, Jessica. Combating Gender-Based Violence: Legislative Strategies. Washington, DC: Inclusive Security, 2008.

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Executive Summary

This brief looks at Rwanda to examine how post-conflict societies can combat gender-based violence. Looking across post-conflict contexts, this report draws a connection between the dearth of female leaders in government and the perpetuation of widespread gender discrimination and violence.