International Criminal Law Review 11 (2011) 543–560 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/157181211X576410 brill.nl/icla International Criminal Law Review Women, Art and Post-Conﬂ ict Justice Rama Mani * Senior Research Associate, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Abstract Th is article addresses the creative agency of women within the context of post-conﬂ ict or transi- tional justice (TJ). Speciﬁ cally it seeks to underscore the diverse ways in which women in societies emerging from violent conﬂ ict and its attendant gender-based violations and atrocities use art and creative media to pursue the objectives of justice. Th e aims of this article are twofold: ﬁ rst, this article draws attention to the need for local stakeholders in war-aﬀ ected communities and their international supporters to go beyond oﬃ cial mechanisms of transitional justice; to integrate cul- tural justice by recognising and encouraging aesthetic and creative means of pursuing justice after violent transitions, and women’s particular capacities in this domain. Second, alongside the drive to treat women as more than victims by recognising their political agency in shaping peace and justice, this article draws attention to the need to recognise the creative agency of women and
International Criminal Law Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2011
Keywords: WOMEN; SOUTHERN FEMININE AESTHETICS; CULTURE; CREATIVE AGENCY; ART; TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (TJ)
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