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Comments on: Liberia's struggle against sexual violence in the wake of conflict http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/sextraffickingandprostitution/2010/05/13/liberias-struggle-against-sexual-violence-in-the-wake-of-conflict/ Subject to Terms of Use: See http://www.stanford.edu/home/atoz/terms.html Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:30:52 -0700 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 hourly 1 By: aliciaj1 http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/sextraffickingandprostitution/2010/05/13/liberias-struggle-against-sexual-violence-in-the-wake-of-conflict/comment-page-1/#comment-729 aliciaj1 Sat, 15 May 2010 23:05:36 +0000 http://stanford.edu/class/humbio129/cgi-bin/blogs/vulnerablepopulations/?p=1899#comment-729 I really enjoyed reading through your blog and learning both about discouraging and encouraging events that are taking place in Liberia. It was sad to read about how so many women are still affected by sexual violence, but at the same time it was great to hear the progress and proactive approach to combating this. One thing that seemed particularly progressive to me was the special court created specifically for sexual violence hearings. This step seems to exemplify how seriously Liberia is taking the issue of sexual violence, and their commitment to change. I hope that it will continue to do so and that these courts will become effective in convicting those that are guilty and deterring others from doing so. After hearing so many things that are discouraging regarding sexual violence, refugee camps, and now sex trafficking, it was truly inspirational to hear about the positive steps that Liberia is taking. I really enjoyed reading through your blog and learning both about discouraging and encouraging events that are taking place in Liberia. It was sad to read about how so many women are still affected by sexual violence, but at the same time it was great to hear the progress and proactive approach to combating this. One thing that seemed particularly progressive to me was the special court created specifically for sexual violence hearings. This step seems to exemplify how seriously Liberia is taking the issue of sexual violence, and their commitment to change. I hope that it will continue to do so and that these courts will become effective in convicting those that are guilty and deterring others from doing so. After hearing so many things that are discouraging regarding sexual violence, refugee camps, and now sex trafficking, it was truly inspirational to hear about the positive steps that Liberia is taking.

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By: trobbins http://stanford.edu/group/womenscourage/cgi-bin/blogs/sextraffickingandprostitution/2010/05/13/liberias-struggle-against-sexual-violence-in-the-wake-of-conflict/comment-page-1/#comment-727 trobbins Sat, 15 May 2010 07:25:11 +0000 http://stanford.edu/class/humbio129/cgi-bin/blogs/vulnerablepopulations/?p=1899#comment-727 Thanks for the interesting blog post! It was disturbing to realize that even countries who are put in such a hopeful light in the public eye (as Hilary Clinton did with Liberia) can be so unstable on an individual level, in families' homes. It frustrates me to think that the problems that are most pervasive on an individual level, such as domestic violence, are the ones that are the most hidden and most difficult to address. It was so inspirational to hear about the efforts of President Sirleaf. Even if laws against sexual violence are not fully effective, I think they still indirectly criminalize abusers in the eyes of everyday citizens. It is at least a start. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog! Thanks for the interesting blog post! It was disturbing to realize that even countries who are put in such a hopeful light in the public eye (as Hilary Clinton did with Liberia) can be so unstable on an individual level, in families’ homes. It frustrates me to think that the problems that are most pervasive on an individual level, such as domestic violence, are the ones that are the most hidden and most difficult to address. It was so inspirational to hear about the efforts of President Sirleaf. Even if laws against sexual violence are not fully effective, I think they still indirectly criminalize abusers in the eyes of everyday citizens. It is at least a start. I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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