Women and Peace Through Justice

Authored by: Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini

Categories: Statebuilding
Sub-Categories: International Law, Political Transitions, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Transitional Justice
Region: No Region
Year: 2005
Citation: Naraghi-Anderlini, Sanam. "Women and Peace Through Justice." In Development 48, no. 3 (2005): 103-110.

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Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini reflects on the experiences of women who have survived war and its atrocities and are working
for peace and a social reconstruction process. She argues that indictment of war criminals alone does not address the
immediate and long-term needs of the maimed and the raped, the orphans and the AIDS carriers. Justice can include
reparations or support and care, access to health care and education, opportunities to become skilled and employed.
But at the very minimum it means living free of discrimination and ostracism, beyond their victimhood, and having the
right to a dignified life.