Violence against women is an epidemic in conflict-affected societies worldwide; impunity for its perpetrators a black eye for domestic and international justice. Protection and prosecution is, however, complicated. Violence is often cloaked by ignorance and disputes settled according to restorative customary practices. In the attached study Haki takes a look inside the administration of justice for gender-based violence cases in the customary courts of South Sudan.
Gender-based violence is a priority for Haki. We work with local partners around the world to harness legal tools that empower communities to fight violence against women.
Special thanks to Edmund Yakani of Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) in South Sudan for his tremendous leadership during this study.