Masculinity and Transitional Justice: An Exploratory Essay

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In recent years, there has been a growing focus on including women in transitional justice processes. Some scholars question whether transitional justice mechanisms take obstacles for women, such as ongoing domestic violence, into account. This article follows this line of inquiry using the prism of ongoing violence against women in South Africa. It focuses on masculinity, and questions the degree to which masculinity, and violent masculinities in particular, are considered in transitional justice studies. The article calls for a nuanced understanding of masculinities and their relationship to transitional justice, and sets parameters for a more concerted study of the subject.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-22
JournalPeace Prints: South Asian Journal of Transitional Justice
Volume3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • gender
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