Improving Liberia’s Transitional Justice Process by Engaging Women

Authored by: Michelle Page, Cerue Garlo, and Marpue Speare

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Transitional Justice
Country: Liberia
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2010
Citation: Page, Michelle, Cerue Garlo, and Marpue Speare. Improving Liberia's Transitional Justice Process by Engaging Women. Washington, DC: Inclusive Security, 2010.

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This brief addresses the concept of transitional justice processes, using Liberia as a significant case study for how to reform cultures of impunity and re-establish rule of law. It highlights how crimes of war are more likely to be addressed during transitional efforts when women contribute, because women link official processes to communities and often provide information about crimes. In Liberia specifically, a consortium of organizations facilitated a series of regional women-only dialogues to ensure that local women were involved in the transitional justice process.