Reintegration and Transitional Justice
Transitional justice processes have the potential to play a crucial role in the healing and reintegration of women victims of conflict-related sexual violence and children born out of war (CBOW) by providing opportunities for truth-telling around the circumstances through which these women were assaulted or abducted, publicly recognizing them as victims, and providing them with reparations. In an attempt to support these processes, the Global Initiative for Justice, Truth and Reconciliation launched a project in March 2020, Reintegration and Transitional Justice, focusing on the experiences and biopsychosocial impacts of conflict and sexual violence on women, girls, and children born of war.
The following image was shared by Ruta Pacifica de la Mujeres, a GIJTR civil society partner in Colombia.
Truth, Bread, and Tea
Truth, Bread and Tea draws on the extensive research conducted by GIJTR partners Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR), the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), Humanitarian Law Center (HLC), and Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) as part of the Reintegration and Transitional Justice project. Within the framework of the toolkit, Truth is the prerequisite for empowerment and reintegration of survivors of sexual violence and their children. Bread is shorthand for ensuring that the foundations for survival are met. And Tea signifies the creation of circles of care – within the family, community, and society – that support survivors of sexual violence and their children,opening the door to social cohesion and reconciliation.
This toolkit is available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic.
Verdad, Pan y Té
Un kit de herramientas para la reintegración de mujeres sobrevivientes de violencia sexual relacionada con conflictos y niños nacidos de la guerra
Vérité, pain et thé
Une boîte à outils pour la réintégration des femmes survivantes de violences sexuelles liées à un conflit et des enfants nés de la guerre.
الحقيقة والخبز والشاي
مجموعة أدوات لإعادة إدماج النساء الناجيات من العنف الجنسي ذي الصلة بالنزاع، والأطفال المولودين في الحرب
Between April and June 2021, GIJTR Consortium Partners shared first-hand experiences of women survivors of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) and mothers of children born of war to combat the stigmatization of their experiences and promote greater understanding of their needs in relation to justice, reparations and healing. The campaign culminated in the launch of a toolkit and policy briefs designed to aid practitioners and policymakers in designing transitional justice processes better suited to addressing the unique needs of these survivors and their children.
For highlights from the campaign, search the hashtag #ReintegrationandTJ on your preferred social media platform.