Women’s Contributions to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Posted by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela on February 1, 2005

In 1994, in order to address apartheid-era human rights abuses, the country created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). Two important goals of the TRC were to grant amnesty to perpetrators of human rights abuses who disclosed the atrocities they committed and to break the country’s cycle of violence. Women played vital roles in the […]

Negotiating the Transition to Democracy and Reforming the Security Sector: The Vital Contributions of South African Women

Posted by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini with contributions by Camille Pampell Conaway on August 10, 2004

In October 2000, for the first time in its history, the UN Security Council acknowledged that women have a key role in promoting international stability by passing Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security. It called on all parties to ensure women’s participation in peace processes, from the prevention of conflict to negotiations and postwar […]