Gender Justice


In this episode of the ICTJ Forum series on truth commissions and peace mediation, Betty Murungi shares insight on Kenya’s process of truth-seeking, the role of women who testified before Sierra Leone’s truth commission, and the critical importance of innovating new approaches to meet the needs of women after conflict.


Leymah Gbowee addresses participants at the conference "Peace Through Law: The Development of an Ideal" in The Hague, Netherlands, August 2013, organized by the International Criminal Court Student Network. (HANNAH DUNPHY/ICTJ)

Leymah Gbowee is a human rights defender who was one of the leading voices in the women’s peace movement that contributed to the end of Liberia’s second civil war. In 2011, she—along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman—was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their non-violent struggle for women's rights.


Photo: Ernestina Enriquez Fierro walks at the front of a group of marchers during an International Women's Day march organized by mothers of disappeared daughters from the border city of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico City, March 2013. Fierro's daughter, Adriana Sarmiento Enriquez, 15, disappeared on January 2008 and her body was found in Nov. 2009. Authorities returned the body to her mother in 2011. AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills.


Why pursue transitional justice in the aftermath of massive human rights violations? This video provides a window into the debate about the relevance of transitional justice in today’s world.


¿Por qué hay que aplicar medidas de justicia transicional después de violaciones de los derechos humanos masivas?

As we mark July 17, designated International Justice Day by the states parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) just over two years ago, we should not limit our focus to the work of the court or criminal justice as such.