The Peruvian Case: Gender and Transitional Justice

Authored by: Julissa Mantilla Falcon

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Transitional Justice
Country: Peru
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2013
Citation: Falcon, Julissa Mantilla. "The Peruvian Case: Gender and Transitional Justice." In Women and Transitional Justice: The Experience of Women as Participants, edited by Lisa Yarwood, 184-197. New York: Routledge, 2013.

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Executive Summary

Gender and women's experiences and stories have frequently been neglected in transitional justice processes. Truth commission, ad hoc tribunals and reparations programs have usually been articulated without considering gender differences and the different impact of them on men and women. Despite some recent advances, women are still missing in peace negotiations, transitional legal framework, human rights agendas and directive positions of the transitional justice entities. In fact, usually gender and women's human rights have been restricted to sexual violence leaving aside the complete dimensions of their rights. This chapter presents an example of a transitional justice process that has incorporated a gender approach in order to show the importance of this perspective and its real impact on women's victims.