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2012 | Impunity Watch Report on Burundi - War Victims and Gender-Sensitivite Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition in Burundi, by Mathilde Boddaert

The successive Burundian conflicts that cost hundreds of thousands of lives particularly in the 1970’s as well as in the 1990’s have had different impacts on men and women. Men were mostly direct victims during the conflict, while women have continued to suffer disproportionately in the aftermath of war. This paper contains an analysis of the gender-identifying key obstacles towards increasing the gender-sensitivity of these processes and formulating recommendations to overcome them. TJRNR processes are implemented with the goal of coming to terms with the violent past and in such a way that it has the potential to transform society so that future conflict can be avoided. In this report, you can read how in Burundi, some of these processes are already taking place while others are currently being developed.