The report highlights experiences
and challenges women and men encountered during the armed conflict in Liberia
in the counties of Maryland, Bong, Lofa and Grand Kru. It also highlights the
conduct of the warring groups during the conflict.
The 1993-2003 armed conflict in
Liberia and the sexual and Gender based violence that emanated had devastating
effects not only on individuals but also communities. The war destroyed social
service provision and delivery, social networks and kinship systems. The report
also reveals that torture and violence were not only committed by armed groups
especially on women and girls but were also systematically used by police and
prison officers, who were expected to be “custodians of peace.” It also
presents the conduct of the warring groups as experienced by survivors; clearly
detailing high levels of sexual violence.