Making Gender-Just Remedy and Reparation Possible: Upholding the Rights of Women and Girls in the Greater North of Uganda
Victims of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law have a clearly established right to remedy and reparation. This right must apply without discrimination of any kind or on any ground.3 Processes of remedy and reparation should therefore not support or enable discrimination of any kind against victims. These requirements have significant implications for ensuring that female victims are treated without discrimination in remedy and reparation processes and outcomes. The concepts of explicitly gender-just, gender-equitable and gender-sensitive repair for serious violations and crimes have only begun to be explored in theory and practice within the last several years. This report contributes to identifying the factors that constitute gender-just remedy and reparation for Uganda, with insights applicable internationally. The report is grounded in empirical data from in-depth interviews with over 640 victims of serious crimes and their families from the sub-regions of Acholi, Lango, Teso and West Nile in the Greater North of Uganda.
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