Inclusive Justice: How Women Shape Transitional Justice in Tunisia and Colombia

  • Citation: Warren, Roslyn, Anna Applebaum, Briana Mawby, Holly Fuhrman, Rebecca Turkington, and Mayesha Alam. “Inclusive Justice: How Women Shape Transitional Justice in Tunisia and Colombia.” Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, 2017.
    • Topics:
    • Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
    • Keywords:
    • South America
    • Colombia
    • Tunisia
    • transitional justice
    • inclusion
    • women
    • victims
    • women civil society organizations
    • Africa
    • Sub-Saharan Africa

Most countries relapse into conflict within ten years of making peace. Building long-lasting peace requires recognizing and reconciling the deep-rooted causes of conflict and its impacts. Transitional justice can contribute to sustained peace through a set of processes and mechanisms that facilitate accountability and reconciliation after conflict or political change. Effectively addressing past wrongs to build sustainable peace means addressing the needs of all those involved. Women and men experience conflict differently – due to gender roles and social norms – and to succeed, transitional justice processes need to account for these differences. This study looks at how women shape transitional justice in Tunisia and Colombia – two very different contexts – and suggests why, and how, these cases provide valuable lessons for other nations undergoing political transition.

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