Gender, peace-building and transitional justice in African contexts - Partnerships & Collaborations

Partnership with with Isis- Women's Cross Cultural Exchange (WICCE) in Uganda (2010)

In 2010, the African Gender Institute partnered with Isis- Women's Cross Cultural Exchange (WICCE) in Uganda to develop concrete linkages and capacity-building workshops with women peace activists in a number of Eastern and Southern African contexts. While at an NGO level, there is a great deal of discussion and debate about the issues, at a university level, there are no dedicated peace and conflict programmes, producing research, let alone any which consider the dynamics of gender and sexualities within their terrain. This research was  a core strategy towards both addressing the escalation of conflict and ensuring that issues of gender are woven into the core fabric of new visions for sustainability, security, and community redevelopment.

Partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand & the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)

Dr Helen Scanlon of the African Gender Institute together with Professor Sheila Meintjes of the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand and Kelli Muddell, the Acting Director of the Gender Justice Programme at International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) co-edited a book titled, 'Challenging International Gender Justice: Transitional Justice in Comparative Perspective.' Several people from different parts of the world contributed to the themes and case studies in the publication.