Evaluating the gender content of reparations: lessons from South Africa

Beth Goldblatt, 2006

The transitional justice mechanism in South Africa,that operated between 1995 and 1998 was not seen by women`s organizations as a priority in the years following the first democratic elections. Instead, women focused their energies on the task of building a new society. It is possible that the TRC was seen as a somewhat backward-looking project, when so much had to be done around reconstruction and social transformation.

Key wordsarmed conflict / community reconstruction / gender based violence / reconciliation / reconstruction / rehabilitation / transitional justice / trauma / women

CountriesSouth Africa