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(Top photo): Among the Workshop participants was Assistant Inspector General of Police Grace Akullo, Director of the Criminal Investigation and Crime Intelligence (CICI, also known as the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department, CIID) of the Uganda Police Force. (Bottom photo): Ketty Anyeko (Uganda Fund) and Cllr. Deweh Gray (Liberia Law Reform Commission) moderate a session in which Kim Thuy Seelinger and Julie Freccero (Human Rights Center) share their new research on legal accountability for sexual violence in several post-conflict contexts.

Kampala, Uganda—As part of a global movement to end wartime sexual violence, more than 80 legal, health, and law enforcement leaders from six African countries met in Kampala, Uganda, in late August 2015 for the Missing Peace Practitioners’ Workshop. 

The workshop provided a rare opportunity for frontline responders—from Kenya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Sudan—to discuss their work on the ground and to trade the tools and techniques they use to document and prosecute sexual violence and support survivors. 

Workshop participants discussed new findings from a groundbreaking, four-country study on conflict-related sexual violence launched at the workshop by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law. The study, in part, highlights barriers to investigating and prosecuting sexual violence and recommends better training and more funding for those on the front lines.

Workshop participants brainstormed the role of these day-to-day responders in the reporting, investigation, and prosecution of sexual violence that occurs during periods of armed conflict and other emergencies. 

Read a story in The Guardian about the workshop and UC Berkeley’s research on sexual violence.

Read a story in Uganda’s New Vision newspaper about the specialized units in Uganda, Berkeley’s research, and the workshop. 


Contacts

For information about the workshop, please contact:
Kim Thuy Seelinger at ktseelinger@berkeley.edu 
Julie Freccero at Juliefreccero@berkeley.edu

For media inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Lampros at alampros@berkeley.edu, +1510 643 7215
Ketty Anyeko at anyeko.kate@gmail.com, +256 772 688 574

Pour infos en français, veuillez-contacter:
Kim Thuy Seelinger à ktseelinger@berkeley.edu, SMS à +1 415 430 7010


 

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