Unfinished Business

Transitional Justice and Women's Rights in Africa

Authored by: Harriet N. Musoke, Makau Mutua, Lydia K. Bosire, et al.

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: Political Transitions, Security Sector Reform (SSR), Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Transitional Justice
Country: Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2008
Citation: Musoke, Harriet N., Makau Mutua, Lydia K. Bosire, et al. Unfinished Business: Transitional Justice and Women's Rights in Africa. Nairobi, Kenya: Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development, 2008.

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These papers seek to problematize transitional justice mechanisms as viable tools for seeking redress for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, with an emphasis on women. They draw our attention to the complexities of models of this nature but also to the opportunities they avail for seeking meaningful justice. One of the papers deals specifically with the security sector a key site for intervention but one which has been increasingly difficult to penetrate.