Intersectionality, Transitional Justice, and the Case of Internally Displaced Moro Women in the Philippines

Human Rights Quarterly

Author/s (editor/s):

Ronli Sifris, Maria Tanyag

Publication year:

2019

Publication type:

Journal article

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Johns Hopkins University Press

Ronli Sifros and Maria Tanyag, ‘Intersectionality, Transitional Justice, and the Case of Internally Displaced Moro Women in the Philippines’, Human Rights Quarterly, 41(2) 2019: 399-420.

This article explores the relevance of adopting an intersectional approach to transitional justice by focusing on the specific context of internal displacement and Moro women in Mindanao, Philippines. The analysis begins with a discussion of the value of adopting an intersectional lens when addressing overlapping and interrelated forms of sexual and gender-based violence perpetrated in armed conflicts. It then proceeds to examine how such an approach may assist in revealing everyday practices that complicate dichotomies of gendered agency and victimhood. Capturing these intersections is vital for ensuring the most marginalized groups of women and girls faced with protracted displacement and compounded suffering are at the heart of transitional justice programs.

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