Workshop Report published: Reparations, Development and Gender
In December 2010, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), now a part of UN Women, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) co-hosted an international workshop on Reparations, Development and Gender in Kampala, Uganda. The workshop was a part of their joint Global Programme on Women’s Access to Justice Post-Conflict. The purpose of the meeting was to explore the relationship between reparations and development with the aim of contributing to a discussion on the role of UN agencies in the design and implementation of gender-just reparations for victims of gross human rights violations as well as to explore the way in which development and development practitioners can contribute to strengthening victims’ rights to comprehensive reparations.
The meeting explored issues of concrete linkages between reparations and development, securing gender transformative reparations, and the role of the UN and other actors in supporting comprehensive reparations programmes. The report also provides concrete recommendations on policy, conceptual and programming issues related to reparations and development.
UNDP and UN Women will now work to take forward the recommendations of the meeting, in particular engaging donors, states, and development actors on piloting those recommendations that will contribute to the implementation of comprehensive, transformative and gender just reparations.