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Gendered Peace: Women's Struggles for Post-War Justice and Reconciliation

  • Author(s): Donna Pankhurst
  • Contributor(s): M. Walsh, A. Dal Secco, B. Nowrojee, R. Manjoo, D. Kandiyoti, M. Guhathakurta, J. Boesten, I.A. Luciak, T. Djuric-Kuzmanovic, R. Drezgic, D. Zarkov
  • Programme Area: Gender and Development (2000 - 2009)
  • No. of Pages: 352


This volume, edited by Donna Pankhurst, contributes to the growing literature on women, conflict and peacebuilding by focusing on the moments after a peace accord, or some other official ending for a conflict, often denoted as "post-conflict" or "post-war". Such moments often herald great hope for holding to account those who committed grave wrongs during the conflict, and for a better life in the future. For many women, both of these hopes are often very quickly shattered in starkly different ways to the hopes of men. Such periods are often characterized by violence and insecurities, and the official ending of war often fails to bring freedom from sexual violence for many women. Within such a context, efforts on the part of women, and those made on their behalf, to hold to account those who commit crimes against them, and to access their rights are difficult to make, are often dangerous, and are also often deployed with little effect. Gendered Peace explores international contexts, and a variety of local ones, in which such struggles take place, and evaluates their progress. The volume highlights the surprising success in the development of international legal advances for women, but contrasts this with the actual experience of women in cases from Sierra Leone, Rwanda, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Peru, Central America and the Balkans.

Table of Contents:

1- Introduction: Gendered War and Peace
2- Gendering International Justice: Progress and Pitfalls at International Criminal Tribunals, M. Walsh
3- Truth and Reconciliation Commissions and Gender Justice, A. Dal Secco
4- "Your Justice is too Slow": Will the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Fail Rwanda's Rape Victims?, B. Nowrojee
5- Gender Injustice and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, R. Manjoo
6- The Politics of Gender and Reconstruction in Afghanistan: Old Dilemmas or New Challenges?, D. Kandiyoti
7- The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord and After: Gendered Dimensions of Peace, M. Guhathakurta
8- Marrying your Rapist: Domesticated War Crimes in Peru, J. Boesten
9- Joining Forces for Democratic Governance: Women's Alliance-Building for Post-War Reconstruction in Central America, I.A. Luciak
10- Gendered War, Gendered Peace: Violent Conflicts in the Balkans and Their Consequences, T. Djuric-Kuzmanovic, R. Drezgic and D. Zarkov
11- Post-War Backlash Violence against Women: What Can "Masculinity" Explain?, D. Pankhurst

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  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 9 Oct 2007
    Pub. Place: Oxon
    ISBN: 978 0 415 95648 2
    Type: Hardback
    From: Routledge