Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa

Location
420 Muirhead Tower
Category
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences
Dates
Monday 30th April 2018 (16:30-18:00)
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Speakers:  Dr Peace A. Medie University of Ghana

Peace's research centres on the dynamics of violence during and after conflict and the efforts that state and non-state actors make to address this violence. Her book manuscript, “Global Norms and Local Action: The Campaigns to End Violence against Women in Africa” examines how international organizations and the women’s movement have influenced the implementation of gender-based violence norms in Liberia and Côte d'Ivoire. It studies norm implementation at the street-level by analysing the performance of police officers and gendarmes.

About Peace A Medie

Peace A. Medie is a Research Fellow at the University of Ghana and was an  Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow from 2015-2017.  Peace’s work has won several awards, including the 2012-2013 African Affairs African Author Prize. She delivered the 2015 Mary Kinglsey Zochonis Lecture of the African Studies Association of the UK.