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Gender and Transformative Justice in Sri Lanka

Fonseka, Bhavani and Schulz, Ellen (2018) Gender and Transformative Justice in Sri Lanka. LSE Women, Women, Peace and Security Working Paper Series (18/2018). Centre for Women Peace and Security, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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The idea of ‘transformative justice’ has emerged from criticisms that conventional transitional justice mechanisms have led to static institutions and the prioritisation of elite interests instead of tangible remedies for the people who are most in need – including women.1 This working paper focuses on Sri Lanka’s reconciliation and reform processes, and the crucial task of bringing genuine transformation to the women affected by the country’s near three decade war and recurring conflicts. The authors urge decision-makers to ensure full inclusion of women and include gendered experiences in planned reform processes, aiming at genuine transformation of societal circumstances so that conflict-affected women can achieve empowerment, dignity and equality.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: IGA: Centre for Women Peace and Security
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
K Law
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2021 00:19

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