2nd Short Course on Gender and Conflict : Human Rights & Transitional Justice 9-13 April 2007, Mbodiene (Senegal)

Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the University for Peace (UPEACE) have organised a short course on Human Rights and Transitional Justice.
The course was attended by experts, researchers and university professors specialising in the field of gender and peace.

The short course brought together practitioners, researchers and people working with Regional and International Institutions and NGOs for the five day workshop which aimed to improve the participants skills and expertise on issues regarding gender and peace building.

The specific aims of this workshop were:
- To present and discuss specific aspects of gender and conflict management;
- To clarify terms, definitions and key concepts of human rights and transitional justice in Africa;
- To examine the gender dimension in transitional justice and violations of human rights
during conflict and its
   transformation into peace;
- To empower women as actors of change;
- To examine the use of video and other training methods and materials;
- To share experiences and lessons learned;
- To create networks of people involved in gender issues specifically relating to peace.

 

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