Truth Commissions and Gender: Principles, Policies, and Procedures

04/03/2015
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Vasuki Nesiah

International Center for Truth and Justice


This report provides an overview of how truth commissions can address gender issues. It aims to help those involved with the truth commission process make informed decisions regarding different operational directions by highlighting potential advantages and disadvantages of the various approaches. Examples of how to address gender in truth commissions include: ensuring a specific number of female commissioners and staff; providing in-camera hearing options; and convening a gender hearing.