Rethinking Transitional Gender Justice

Transformative Approaches in Post-Conflict Settings

  • Rita Shackel
  • Lucy Fiske

Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Lucy Fiske, Rita Shackel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Rethinking Institutions

  4. Rethinking Interventions

  5. Learning from the Field

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 353-384

About this book


This book draws together established and emerging scholars from sociology, law, history, political science and education to examine the global and local issues in the pursuit of gender justice in post-conflict settings. This examination is especially important given the disappointing progress made to date in spite of concerted efforts over the last two decades. With contributions from both academics and practitioners working at national and international levels, this work integrates theory and practice, examining both global problems and highly contextual case studies including Kenya, Somalia, Peru, Afghanistan and DRC. The contributors aim to provide a comprehensive and compelling argument for the need to fundamentally rethink global approaches to gender justice.

Rita Shackel is Associate Professor of Law at The University of Sydney Law School, Australia. Her research program is broadly focused on evaluation and reform of legal and social justice processes, with a specific focus on sexual and gender based violence and the needs of victims and survivors especially women and children.

Lucy Fiske is Senior Lecturer in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on forced migration, human rights and gender justice.


Post-conflict society Gender justice Sexual violence Gender based violence Human rights Transitional gender justice Forced migration Political science Kenya Somalia Peru Democratic Republic of the Congo Legal reform Survivors of sexual violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Rita Shackel
    • 1
  • Lucy Fiske
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.University of Technology Sydney (UTS)SydneyAustralia

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