n African Journal on Conflict Resolution - 'Gendered truth'? Legacies of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission : views from the field

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-6997


This article reflects on the influence and legacy for gender justice of the ways in which gender-based human rights violations are raised in truth commissions in Africa, with specific reference to the impact of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It provides a brief background to how the issues were placed on the agenda of the TRC, and tackles the practical outcomes of these interventions. I interrogate the gender approach and analysis that became a model for the form and practice of transitional situations elsewhere and its implications for gender justice.

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