Ensuring Gender-sensitive Reparations through Women’s Leadership

Transitional justice processes have long struggled to give full recognition and accountability for sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) crimes. Reparations, in particular, are able to give recognition to and provide a basis for the transformation of preexisting gender inequalities that feed into SGBV in conflict. Yet reparations and other transitional justice processes are often subject to the same gender-based exclusion of women that contributed to gender discrimination in the first place. 

This panel discussion brings together leading organizations on Women, Peace and Security in Colombia and Mali to discuss the need for women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in transitional justice processes. They will highlight strategies for ensuring women’s participation in setting their own standards for reparations for SGBV and the delivery of effective individual and collective reparations measures in order to eliminate SGBV and advance gender equality in Colombia and Mali. The panelists will also share lessons learned for the global agenda on Women, Peace and Security. 

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