International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
Tuesday 30 May 2023






Custom Search


  • Contact us
  • Newsletter:

Connect with IJIAS

  Now IJIAS is indexed in EBSCO, ResearchGate, ProQuest, Chemical Abstracts Service, Index Copernicus, IET Inspec Direct, Ulrichs Web, Google Scholar, CAS Abstracts, J-Gate, UDL Library, CiteSeerX, WorldCat, Scirus, Research Bible and getCited, etc.  

Essay on the role of women in transitional justice in post conflict societies

Volume 16, Issue 2, June 2016, Pages 304–308

 Essay on the role of women in transitional justice in post conflict societies

Liberata Gahongayire1

1 Researcher on Genocide studies and prevention, National Commission for the fight against Genocide (CNLG), Kigali, Rwanda

Original language: English

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper passed through what is transitional justice by various tentative of its meaning and highlighted the role of women in its process. As an essay, we focused on key factors underlying transitional justice components and drown attention to the role of women. The review of literature on women participation in transitional justice is the key method of data collection followed by a content analysis. Findings show that in all process of transitional justice, women appear in various roles such as advocates, witnesses, accomplices and agitators. Also, the successful reparations have to be designed in consultation with affected communities, particularly victims and women groups which can provide concrete remedies to them, promote reconciliation, and restore public trust. Women play a role of designer and planner because they are the decision makers in their organizations. Therefore, they are in good place for advocacy and can serve like bridges to the community.

Author Keywords: transitional justice, accountability, reparation, truth commissions, reconciliation and institutional reform.

How to Cite this Article

Liberata Gahongayire, “Essay on the role of women in transitional justice in post conflict societies,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 304–308, June 2016.