PROJECT OVERVIEW


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.


PROJECT ACTIVITIES


  • Interviews and focus group discussions with women affected by violence in at least three locations
    in each research country
  • Interviews and meetings with civil society organisations, governments, regional and international organisations with an interest in human rights and justice for women
  • Policy dialogues and public events with key stakeholders locally, nationally, regionally and internationally
  • Publication of research reports and policy analysis along with proposals for more effective models
    of transitional justice for women


PROJECT DURATION   


April 2013 -  Oct  2015



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MAKING TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE WORK FOR WOMEN
Rights, Resilience and Responses to Violence Against Women in Northern Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo.
THE NEED​
Women are disproportionately impacted 
​by violence ​and civil war in multiple ways ...
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MEET THE TEAM

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.

FEATURED OUTPUT

Complexity, chaos, compassion: Partnerships making justice work for women. Development BulletinNo. 76 - Featured pg. 52 (2.7Mb)

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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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