Security governance in the Mano River borderlands

Paix sans frontières: building peace across borders
Jan 2011

Peter Albrecht and Elizabeth Drew describe how poor border management has undermined legitimate cross-border movement and commerce in the Mano River Union (MRU), where informal cross-border trade in livestock or manufactured goods underpins many local livelihoods. Women are especially vulnerable to sexual assault and harassment by corrupt security services.

Crossing boundaries: Sub-regional conference on civil society and security sector cooperation: Summary report with statement of recommendations

May 2008
Security policymakers and community representatives from the Mano River Union made joint recommendations for improving cooperation at a conference in Sierra Leone. This report by Conciliation Resources summarises the discussions.

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