The North-South Institute has recently published a book edited by Jennifer Salahub entitled “African Women on the Thin Blue Line,” which details the experiences of gender-sensitive police reform in Liberia and Southern Sudan. The book is part of a multi-year research project that carried out focus groups and interviews with female police officers, civil society and community members. In giving voice to these women, it provides a unique perspective on police reform and SSR in general. To access the book, click here.
The book’s authors presented their research at a joint CIGI-NSI conference entitled “At the Margins of SSR: Gender and Informal Justice” in September 2010. To read the conference report, click here.