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Elusive Justice: Women, Land Rights, and Colombia's Transition to Peace
by Donny Meertens
University of Wisconsin Press, 2019
Cloth: 978-0-299-32560-2 | eISBN: 978-0-299-32563-3
Library of Congress Classification HD1333.C7M44 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.31861082

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fifty years of violence perpetrated by guerrillas, paramilitaries, and official armed forces in Colombia displaced more than six million people. In 2011, as part of a larger transitional justice process, the Colombian government approved a law that would restore land rights for those who lost their homes during the conflicts. However, this restitution process lacked appropriate provisions for rural women beyond granting them a formal property title.

Drawing on decades of research, Elusive Justice demonstrates how these women continue to face numerous adverse circumstances, including geographical isolation, encroaching capitalist enterprises, and a dearth of social and institutional support. Donny Meertens contends that women's advocacy organizations must have a prominent role in overseeing these transitional policies in order to create a more just society. By bringing together the underresearched topic of property repayment and the pursuit of gender justice in peacebuilding, these findings have broad significance elsewhere in the world.

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