Political Transition and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe

Political Transition and Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe

This article draws on research conducted in Kenya, South Africa, and Zimbabwe that focused on violence in the context of political transition. The paper examines the relation between political transition and sexual and gender-based violence in the three countries. The paper argues that it is critical to recognise sexual and gender-based violence as bound to systemic gendered inequality if such forms of violence are to be addressed and mitigated when periods of violent conflict end.

 

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Kylie Thomas
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Kylie Thomas is a Senior Lecturer in Visual Studies in the Department of Fine Art at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. In 2012 she worked as a researcher as part of the Violence and Transition Project, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation and Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.

Masheti Masinjila
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Masheti Masinjila is the Executive Director of the Collaborative Centre for Gender and Development, and a social policy researcher based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Eunice Bere
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Eunice Bere is a researcher at the Institute of Peace Leadership and Governance at Africa University, Zimbabwe.

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