How To Get Women To Trust The Police? 'Gender' Desks

August 21, 2018 - 9:06am

"How do you get a woman to report to the police that she's been assaulted or abused if she doesn't trust the police to take action? That, says activist Jamila Juna, is a serious problem in Zanzibar."

This article from National Public Radio offers insights on one initiative to build accountability amongst police, in a setting where violations of women's rights often go unreported or unaddressed. It may serve as a resource for comparative study for rule of law practitioners facing similar situations in conflict-affected and developing countries. Read more about the challenges, successes, and lessons this project has yielded here.


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