Towards Inclusive Gender in Transitional Justice: Gaps, Blind-Spots and Opportunities


Schulz, Philipp. 2019. "Towards Inclusive Gender in Transitional Justice: Gaps, Blind-Spots and Opportunities." Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding.  

Author: Philipp Schulz


While gender perspectives have become a burgeoning focus of analysis in transitional justice, the dominant conceptualization of 'gender' in such processes is effectively an exclusive one. As a result, careful consideration for the roles of masculinities and for the experiences of sexual and gender minorities remains strikingly absent. To engage with these blind-spots, in this article I initiate a move towards a more inclusive understanding of gender in transitional justice, which includes masculinities and queer perspectives. I also indicate how a move from the macro- to the micro-level of TJ implies opportunities and challenges for more inclusive understandings of gender.

Keywords: gender, masculinities, transitional justice, LGBTQI, sexual violence

Topics: Gender, Masculinity/ies, Justice, Transitional Justice, LGBTQ, Sexuality

Year: 2019

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