Improving Liberia’s Transitional Justice Process by Engaging Women

Michelle Page   •   April 2010


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When women contribute, transitional justice efforts are more likely to address crimes of war. Women have knowledge of the dis­tinct, complex violations of rights women suffer that can significantly inform truth commission mandates, judicial opinions, reparations schemes, and proposals for policy reform. In Liberia, following the 2003 resolution of two decades of violent conflict, the Women NGO’s Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) facilitated a series of regional women-only dialogues around the country to ensure that the voices, concerns, and priorities of local women were recognized and addressed in the transitional justice process.

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