Transitional justice, gender-based Violence, and women’s rights

Evelyn Fanneron, Eunice N. Sahle, Kari Dahlgren

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In this chapter, Evelyn Fanneron, Eunice N. Sahle, and Kari Dahlgren examine sources of gender-based violence in the context of conflict. Further, they explore the gendered underpinnings of transitional justice drawing on transitional justice mechanisms (TJMs in Rwanda and Sierra Leone). The chapter pays particular attention to these TJMs’ approach to wartime sexual violence in order to assess the ways in which they have begun to account for gendered harms and the ways in which they have not yet achieved gendered justice. To achieve its aims, the chapter draws insights from feminist concerns regarding human rights discourse and TJMs’ approaches to gender-based violence and wartime sexual violence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Rights in Africa
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Debates and Struggles
EditorsEunice N. Sahle
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages56
ISBN (Electronic)9781137519153
ISBN (Print)9781137583130
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameContemporary African Political Economy

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