Gender-Based Violence Is ‘Global Problem Demanding Global Solutions’

Al Jazeera America: Global justice for rape survivors demands extraordinary efforts
Jill Filipovic, lawyer, blogger at Feministe, and columnist at The Guardian

“…Even nations with entrenched and functional criminal justice systems regularly drop the ball when it comes to violence against women. To be sure, if we are to get serious about helping survivors, we need to strengthen their legal rights. But we should also be looking outside the justice system to help facilitate healing in the many instances where justice is a dream or a farce. … Gender-based violence isn’t a Moroccan or Congolese or American problem; it’s a global problem demanding global solutions — part of which is integrating survivors’ experiences and needs into reforms…” (6/19).

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