Women are disproportionately impacted by violence and civil war in multiple ways, including sexual and other gender-based violence which is of increasing concern in sub-Saharan Africa.
This project investigates the efficacy of transitional justice for women considering the realities of women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts and their experiences of recurrent violence in northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo.
The research will identify women’s priorities in the transitional justice context and the obstacles that prevent them from accessing justice and human rights. By engaging women survivors in dialogue with policy makers and key stakeholders, the project seeks to assist in developing alternatives for rebuilding communities in ways that better meet women’s justice needs, build resilience and reduce violence against women.
April 2013 - Oct 2015
MAKING TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE WORK FOR WOMEN
Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women in Northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Women are disproportionately impacted
by violence and civil war in multiple ways ...
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Our Australian based research team is working in partnership with local women’s rights...
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“Peace is living without fear, total freedom. It’s being able to do something good for oneself, being assured of my security, that nothing bad will happen to me..."
28 year old former abductee - Northern Uganda.
Complexity, chaos, compassion: Partnerships making justice work for women. Development BulletinNo. 76 - Featured pg. 52 (2.7Mb)
The research is funded by the Australian Government, through the Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS), a programme that supports primary research to improve the quality and effectiveness of Australian aid in developing countries.
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