CONFERENCE: Gender and Transitional Justice: Making Women's Voice Heard

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 20:00
Northern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Human Rights
Reconstruction and Peacebuilding
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Conferences & Meetings

Tunis — "Gender and Transitional Justice: Making Women's Voice Heard" is the subject of an international conference which opened works here on Wednesday.

Held by the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR), The International Centre for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) and the Justice and Rehabilitation Association, the three-day conference seeks to highlight women's role in the transitional process and think over means and mechanisms likely to increase the protection of their rights.

The conference is attended by women's rights activists of Tunisia, Libya, Syria and Yemen as well as law experts, American Academics and delegates of Tunisian women's associations.

The conference will provide the opportunity to share experiences and listen in to evidence by women whose rights were violated under the former regime.

Several items are on the agenda of the conference, including the reality of transitional justice in Tunisia and the right to justice, in addition to the presentation of experiences of some Arab countries in the field of social gender and transitional justice.