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“Promoting transitional justice approach to end harmful practices in the Arab region” examines the applicability of transitional justice approach, which is used to address legacy of human rights violations, to end harmful practices with specific focus on FGM and child/forced marriage. The paper argues that the current mode of engagement to end FGM and child marriage will not lead to zero tolerance by 2030 or even 2050. It suggests the need for a vocal and enforced approach to break the curve of progress on FGM and child marriage. It provides some insights on the broader linkages between TJ and achieving SDGs, argues that the narrow approach that is so far implemented in approaching TJ to reach justice is not enough; a more sustainable approach that links ending harmful practices to the overall development of women and girls in the context of a broader development agenda is needed.