Continuities of Violence against Women and the Limitations of Transitional Justice: The Case of South Africa

  • Citation: Sigsworth, Romi. “Continuities of Violence against Women and the Limitations of Transitional Justice: The Case of South Africa.” In Gender in Transitional Justice, edited by Nahla Valji, 115–35. New York, NY: Springer Publishing, 2012.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Keywords:
    • Sub-Saharan Africa
    • South Africa
    • domestic violence
    • sexual violence
    • political violence
    • transitional justice
    • gender violence

Over the past two decades increased attention has been paid to the experiences of women and girls during conflict and the need for comprehensive redress for crimes committed against this group, in particular sexual violence crimes. Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), however, does not begin with conflict or political instability and end with a transition to peace or democracy, nor are women’s experiences of violence and human rights violations limited to crimes of a sexual nature.

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