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Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region - potential role of national women's machineries - Policy Brief

30.09.2020 / Created by (EMWF)

Transitional justice is a context-specific and inclusive set of processes, which has the power to amplify the voices of victims and affirm the equal rights and citizenship of individuals.

Given the unique impact of conflict on women and girls, transitional justice processes benefit from a fully integrated gender-responsive approach to ensure the meaningful participation of women in their design and implementation. Moreover, post-conflict and transitional processes must address pre-existing gendered structural inequalities and vulnerabilities amplified by conflict or the legacy of repressive rule.

In the Arab region, this calls for greater institutional support, particularly from national women’s machineries (NWMs) since they can provide the expertise necessary for comprehensive gender mainstreaming and serve as powerful partners for the integration of women’s voices.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : ESCWA
  • Publishing house : United Nations Digital Library
  • Publication date : 2020
  • Number of pages : 17
  • Language : English and Arabic


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