This volume contributes to the growing literature on women, conflict and peacebuilding by focusing on the moments after a peace accord, or some other official ending of a conflict, often denoted as ‘post-conflict’ or ‘post-war’. Such moments often herald great hope for holding to account those who committed grave wrongs during the conflict, and for a better life in the future. For many women, both of these hopes are often very quickly shattered in starkly different ways to the hopes of men. Such periods are often characterized by violence and insecurities, and the official ending of a war often fails to bring freedom from sexual violence for many women. Within such a context, efforts on the part of women, and those made on their behalf, to hold to account those who commit crimes against them, and to access their rights are difficult to make, are often dangerous, and are also often deployed with little effect. Gendered Peace explores international contexts, and a variety of local ones, in which such struggles take place, and evaluates their progress. The volume highlights the surprising success in the development of international legal advances for women, but contrasts this with the actual experience of women in cases from Sierra Leone, Rwanda, South Africa, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, East Timor, Peru, Central America and the Balkans.'

chapter |30 pages


Gendered War and Peace

chapter |34 pages

Gendering International Justice

Progress and Pitfalls at International Criminal Tribunals

chapter |30 pages

“Your Justice Is Too Slow”

Will the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda Fail Rwanda's Rape Victims? 1

chapter |32 pages

The Politics of Gender and Reconstruction in Afghanistan

Old Dilemmas or New Challenges? 1

chapter |18 pages

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord and After

Gendered Dimensions of Peace

chapter |24 pages

Marrying Your Rapist

Domesticated War Crimes in Peru 1

chapter |36 pages

Joining Forces for Democratic Governance

Women's Alliance-Building for Post-War Reconstruction in Central America

chapter |28 pages

Gendered War, Gendered Peace

Violent Conflicts in the Balkans and Their Consequences

chapter |28 pages

Post-War Backlash Violence against Women

What Can “Masculinity” Explain?