Our latest Better Peace Initiative guidance document, 10 Steps to Ensure Gender Responsive Transitional Justice Processes is here! We are excited to simultaneously launch it in English and Arabic!

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 Why is gender-responsiveness important in Transitional Justice (TJ) processes?

Because the experiences and needs of women and men are different. A gender-responsive process will ensure that the perspectives women and men have on past events and abuses are accounted for, without doing further harm. It is also a means of ensuring that the different perspectives and demands from a justice system are acknowledged, and the measures and mechanisms established respond to these differences.

 These 10 steps are intended to inform governments, international organizations, and civil society involved in TJ processes. They were developed by ICAN and validated by members in the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership (WASL). ICAN would like to thank everyone who provided input to this document!

The Better Peace Initiative is supported by Global Affairs Canada, the Compton Foundation, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the UNDP and UN Women.

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