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Women's Struggle in Finding Truth - A comparative study of the South African TRC and Rwandan Gacacas

Sjöblom, Sanna and Olsson-Selerud, Johanna (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The role of women in post-conflict countries in Africa has always been less prioritised when working for reconciliation. Our aim in this thesis is to compare how the gacacas in Rwanda and TRC´s in South Africa treated the suffering of, and justice for women and what healing processes were put in place to help them. Truth Commissions are a form of reconciliation theory which will be further analysed in this thesis in order to investigate the participation and treatment of women in these two countries. When comparing them we have found that the truth commissions are in fact gender-biased. South African and Rwandan women were less prioritised than men in the treatment during truth commissions to find justice for their suffering.
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Sjöblom, Sanna and Olsson-Selerud, Johanna
supervisor
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type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Reconciliation, 'Truth Commissions', Women, Rwandan gacacas', 'South African TRCs', Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Peace and conflict research, polemology, Freds- och konfliktforskning
language
English
id
1316582
date added to LUP
2009-01-23
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  abstract     = {The role of women in post-conflict countries in Africa has always been less prioritised when working for reconciliation. Our aim in this thesis is to compare how the gacacas in Rwanda and TRC´s in South Africa treated the suffering of, and justice for women and what healing processes were put in place to help them. Truth Commissions are a form of reconciliation theory which will be further analysed in this thesis in order to investigate the participation and treatment of women in these two countries. When comparing them we have found that the truth commissions are in fact gender-biased. South African and Rwandan women were less prioritised than men in the treatment during truth commissions to find justice for their suffering.},
  author       = {Sjöblom, Sanna and Olsson-Selerud, Johanna},
  keyword      = {Reconciliation,'Truth Commissions',Women,Rwandan gacacas','South African TRCs',Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Peace and conflict research, polemology,Freds- och konfliktforskning},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Women's Struggle in Finding Truth - A comparative study of the South African TRC and Rwandan Gacacas},
  year         = {2008},
}