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The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) was launched in the year 2000, in the aftermath of South Africa´s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The aim was to ensure that lessons learnt from South Africa´s transition from apartheid to democracy were taken into account as the nation moved ahead. Today, the Institute helps to build fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa through carefully selected engagements and interventions. >>

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Event: ANNUAL ASHLEY KRIEL MEMORIAL LECTURE : 2014-10-30

Venue:  University of the Western Cape’s Library Auditorium          
Date:    Thursday, 30 October 2014
Time:    18h00 – 20h00
RSVP:    sbrink@ijr.org.za

FREE ENTRY, ALL WELCOME

In 1987, at just 20 years old, Cape Flats anti-apartheid activist and youth leader Ashley Kriel was murdered by police. In commemoration of his legacy of leadership and the contribution that youth across South Africa played in the struggle against apartheid, the IJR’s Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project hosts an annual memorial youth lecture, in partnership with the University of the Western Cape.

The Project’s theme this year, Freedom to Create Change, recognises the opportunity presented by the 20 years of democracy milestone to celebrate South Africa’s collective achievements, while also reflecting on where we have fallen short. The lecture will include a keynote speech by co-founder of Brightest Young Minds (BYM) and other social enterprises, Julian Hewitt. 

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Media Release: CLOSING STATEMENT FROM REVEREND DR. BERNARD SUWA, SECRETARY GENERAL OF COMMITTEE FOR NATIONAL HEALING, PEACE AND RECONCILIATION : 2014-10-30

From the 1st to the 28th of October 2014, South Sudan’s Committee for National Healing, Peace, and Reconciliation (CNHPR) hosted a four-week training in Yei, Central Equatoria, entitled ‘A Step Together: Shared Journeys of Listening and Dialogue’. The training brought together 76 participants, including state chairpersons and representatives from all ten states, and the Abyei Administrative Area. The training was facilitated by the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) from South Africa and Initiatives of Change, as well as experts from South Sudan, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

On the 29th of October, a closing ceremony was held with special guest speakers: Anne Masterson, Country Director for Norwegian Church Aid; Lorraine Bramwell, Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services; Hon. Bidal Cosmas Commissioner of Yei River County; Malifida Silvano Ali Sanguson, Deputy Mayor of Yei; and Archbishop Daniel Deng Bul. 

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SUPPORT IJR SIMPLY BY WATCHING THIS FILM! : 2014-08-19

The transformative documentary, BEYOND RIGHT & WRONG, explores what happens as victims of three devastating conflicts attempt to rebuild their lives, balancing their need for justice with the desire to forgive.

Go to www.filmraise.com and select "IJR" to watch the film now!

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