Violence against women in Sierra Leone: how women seek redress

Research reports and studies
December 2012
Lisa Denney and Aisha Fofana Ibrahim

This paper presents the findings of a short case study in Sierra Leone considering violence against women.

An objective of the study is to contribute to an emerging body of research on the merits of using political economy analysis to reflect on the kinds of factors policymakers and practitioners should consider in developing interventions to address particular policy problems.

Against this background, this study focuses principally on understanding the nature of the problem of VAW, and then works up through the different options women may (or may not) have for seeking redress along the justice chains in Sierra Leone.