ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ECW/2019/BRIEF.3
Publication Type: Policy briefs
Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development
Focus Area: Gender equality
Initiatives: Women, peace and security
Keywords: Post-conflict reconstruction, Reconstruction, Transitional justice
Employing a gendered approach to transitional justice in the Arab region: Potential role of national women’s machineries
The policy brief introduces the concept of ‘transitional justice’ and its key mechanisms that may influence post-conflict reconstruction or political transition. It argues that gendered concerns should be incorporated into transitional justice and reconstruction endeavours in the same manner as women’s involvement. Moreover, it calls on national women’s machineries in the Arab region to play a proactive role in ensuring that the interests of women and girls are reflected in post-conflict and transitional justice mechanisms, and that such processes are gender responsive.