Gender in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Khanyisela Moyo (Editor), John Lahai (Editor)

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This volume counters one-sided dominant discursive representations of gender in human rights and transitional justice, and women’s place in the transformations of neoliberal human rights, and contributes a more balanced examination of how transitional justice and human rights institutions, and political institutions impact the lives and experiences of women. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the contributors to this volume theorize and historicize the place of women’s rights (and gender), situating it within contemporary country-specific political, legal, socio-cultural and global contexts. Chapters examine the progress and challenges facing women (and women’s groups) in transitioning countries: from Peru to Argentina, from Kenya to Sierra Leone, and from Bosnia to Sri Lanka, in a variety of contexts, attending especially to the relationships between local and global forces.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages272
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-54202-7
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Jul 2017


  • Gender
  • human rights
  • transitional justice
  • feminism


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