Panelists included Elisabeth Rehn, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the ICC Trust Fund for Victims; Stephen Rapp, US Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues; Luz Mendez, President of the Advisory Board of National Union of Guatemalan Women; and Saidu Conton Sesay, Commissioner, National Commission for Social Action, Sierra Leone (a grantee of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women).
Reparations are a key component of women’s rights to comprehensive justice as well as an important contributing factor to post-conflict recovery and rebuilding. As such they continue to be an area of focus for UN Women in all areas – from providing technical support at the country level, to strengthening the policy and normative framework at the international level, to conducting research and directly supporting the establishment of national reparations programmes.
Mr. Hendra’s opening remarks at the side event
UN Women’s 2011 report ‘Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice’ includes recommendations on reparations for women