Nahla Valji

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Nahla Valji "holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and an MA in International Relations and Joint Diploma in Forced Migration Studies from York University, Toronto. She is currently a Senior Project Manager in the Transitional Justice Programme in Cape Town where she manages the African Transitional Justice Research Network; a network which focuses on building capacity amongst researchers and transitional justice activists on the African continent to inform, monitor and conduct advocacy concerning transitional justice policies in their countries. She is also the Managing Editor of the International Journal of Transitional Justice, published by Oxford University Press.

"Recent publications include a book chapter on ‘Gender Justice and Reconciliation’; a chapter on truth commissions and trials for a forthcoming handbook on human rights, and an evaluation for UNIFEM of their gender and transitional justice programming in Rwanda since the genocide. She has also published widely on gender and asylum processes – including co-authoring the ‘Gender Persecution Guidelines’ for asylum determination officers of the Department of Home Affairs of South Africa.

"Nahla was previously Gender Project Officer and Researcher at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, where she conducted training for South African parliamentarians on gender budgetary analysis in policy making. Prior to this she was employed as a Researcher at the Community Agency for Social Enquiry in Johannesburg." [1]

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  1. Nahla Valji, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, accessed April 8, 2010.