Gender Justice in Post Conflict Countries in East, Central and Southern Africa

"During a country's transition to peace, unique opportunities emerge to promote gender equality and gender justice, particularly in the context of peace negotiations and post-conflict reconstruction processes and structures. The articles in this magazine offer fresh and analytical perspectives on topics ranging from the role of women in the inter-Congolese peace process to the gender justice dimensions of the conflict in Darfur. New opportunities are explored as we consider the role of the African Union in promoting gender justice in post-conflict societies and the development of gender justice best practices in integrating human rights in United Nations peace-building activities. Country specific contributions provide valuable insights with regard to gender justice challenges in Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Northern Uganda.