International Justice

CJ354 Endicott College

Women’s Struggle for a Voice in Transitional Justice

Awareness has been brought the the fact that women are targeted for sexual as well as physical crimes that can be considered genocide. While countries have acknowledged the victimization of women in these conflicts, in cases like in the Congo they still have not been granted the ability to take part in the transitional justice process. The culutral histories and structures in some countries prevent women, who should be equally as significant in the process reconciliation and justice as the men from properly having a hand in their country’s future.

As Chantal Rugenera Kambibi from Goma in Congo says in summarization of the struggles of these courageous women, ““We who take courage, who talk, we’re seen like women who lost their heads, who are abnormal”


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