Transitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325

African Context and the Case of Kenya

Authored by: Sirkku Hellsten

Categories: The Field of Women, Peace and Security
Sub-Categories: International Law, Transitional Justice, UN Resolutions
Country: Kenya
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2016
Citation: Hellsten, Sirkku K. "Transitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325: African Context and the Case of Kenya". Journal of International Development 28, no. 3 (2016): 360-75.

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Executive Summary

The article examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325‘Women, Peace, and Security’ within the framework of post-colonial feminism. The author argues that in current international development co-operation, there is a need for deeper understanding of the complex, context-relevant social and political power structures and processes that prevent gender programming from enhancing gender justice. As an empirical case study the article discusses the challenges that the implementation of the UNSCR 1325 has been facing in Kenya.