Political Violence and Gender During Times of Transition

Authored by: Fionnuala Ní Aoláin

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Region: No Region
Year: 2006
Citation: Aoláin, Fionnuala Ní. "Political Violence and Gender During Times of Transition." Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 15 (2006): 829-850.

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This article review the relationship between the legal and political aspects of political violence from the starting point that the gendered nature of transition is positively correlated to the violence masculinities that dominate in times of conflict. It broadly argues that biases are problematic as a matter of equality and accountability, and that the effect of this approach is pronounced for women; the violence experienced by women is generally deemed irrelevant to or outside the frame of accountability for many post-conflict and post-regime societies.