Women’s Rights in “Weak” States: The Promises and Pitfalls of Gender Advocacy in Transition

Milli Lake explores how and to what extent the spotlight on sexual violence has restructured judicial priorities in eastern DR Congo and South Africa. Following a reported decline in conflict-related sexual violence in DR Congo, the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict recently referred to the country as its “most successful story” yet. The Special Representative’s … Continue reading Women’s Rights in “Weak” States: The Promises and Pitfalls of Gender Advocacy in Transition