Cape Town Launch

Posted on September 13, 2011. Filed under: Events, Gender, Publications, Sudan |

All you Cape Townians!

If you plan to do anything this week, come to the launch of the IJR’s latest book, ‘Hope, Pain & Patience – The Lives of Women in South Sudan‘. Edited by Friederike Bubenzer and Orly Stern, this is among the first volumes released that focuses on gender since South Sudan became independent in early July.

The event will include readings from both editors, and plenty of time for Q&A!

Event details:

14 September 2011, 17:30-19:30

The Book Lounge, 71 Roeland Street, Cape Town

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Northern Uganda Policy Briefs

Posted on September 12, 2011. Filed under: Gender, Publications, Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Uganda |

The Justice and Reconciliation in Africa programme at the IJR has recently released four new policy briefs, together with the Justice and Reconciliation Project. The briefs focus on Northern Uganda, as the region tries to recover after more than two decades of war (click here for a chronology of events). The release of these policy briefs coincides with the commencement of War Crimes trials, with the case against Lord’s Resistance Army commander Thomas Kwoyelo commencing in the High Court in Gulu in July (more here).

The policy briefs can be accessed by following the links below (in PDF), and your feedback and comments are welcome!

Gender Justice and Reconciliation in Northern Uganda

Pay Us So We Can Forget: Reparations for Victims and Affected Communities in Northern Uganda

Traditional Justice and War Crimes in Northern Uganda

Missing stories: Truth-seeking Processes in Northern Uganda

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South Sudan: New film from UN Women

Posted on July 13, 2011. Filed under: Gender, Sudan |

I just came across this really interesting new film from UN Women on ‘A Considerable Difference: Women and Representation in Southern Sudan’ – the footage is amazing, and it should get you thinking about gender, conflict and transition, particularly as you look forward to the new IJR Book edited by Friederike Bubenzer and Orly Stern, due out in the next few months!

This is the short description from UN Women:

‘After more than 20 years of civil war and a long struggle for independence, South Sudan officially became Africa’s 54th nation on 9 July 2011. In the making of the nation, women played a significant role in achieving independence‚ÄĒmaking their voices heard, particularly in the political arena.’

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