Building fair, democratic and inclusive societies in Africa.

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation shapes national approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation in Africa.



Open Call for Nominations – Young Gender Justice Activists

Each year, the IJR recognises persons or organisations that do exceptional reconciliation work. For this year’s reconciliation award, the theme is Achieving Gender Justice & Reconciliation. Parallel to the main award, the IJR would like to recognise 10 young activists who are doing exceptional work in the Gender Justice Field in Africa

August 17th, 2017|

Public Seminar – Elite Resistance to Economic Reforms in South Africa and Australia: The Persistence of Settler Coloniality

  There is a growing consensus that reconciliation without economic justice is no reconciliation at all. Indeed, reconciliation and economic transformation are deeply interdependent. Continuing economic inequality is a persistent source of conflict likely to impede reconciliation efforts unless there is political space available through which to contest these inequities. This may involve the redistribution of wealth, land reform, [...]

August 16th, 2017|

IJR statement on Women’s Day 2017

It is clear that advancing gender equality in South Africa needs to go beyond consciousness-raising to transform the institutions that produce and reproduce unequal relations of power (and the extreme marginalisation of poor black women who have borne the brunt of colonialism, and now bear the brunt of neoliberal economic policies). How do we, as South Africans, envision a gender-just society, and who takes the primary responsibility for ensuring the realisation of this vision?

August 8th, 2017|

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation pledges solidarity with the people of Kenya ahead of the forthcoming August 2017 elections

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) pledges solidarity with the people of Kenya ahead of the elections on 8th August 2017. Since 2012, IJR has been working with key governmental and civil society actors in Kenya to promote and support peace-building and reconciliation initiatives

August 1st, 2017|

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