We have an ethical responsibility, one human to another, to take seriously the gut-wrenching developments of 2016 and together chart a new course of human rights, peace, justice and dignity. Trumpism. Brexit. Duterte. Putin. Assad. ISIS. The ‘alt-right’. Post-fact journalism. Refugee exoduses. Xenophobia. On its own, each of these phenomenon presents a severe challenge to efforts [...]
“Ninety percent of us were laughing the whole day! It is nice to be around such happiness.” “We have been ‘doing fun’...and now my mind is free.” “My mind is so clear I can think about other things. [Now I can] dream on!” “Speaking is healing.” “My mind is healed.” The 20 women from Warrenvale and [...]
IJR and KAS cordially invites you to a morning briefing on findings from the 2015 SA Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) Survey and 2016 SARB Mobile Survey, titled: 20 Years of the SA Constitution - People, Institutions and Rights: Sometimes Hope gets quite tired. Thursday, 8 December 2016 from 9h30 - 12h00 at the IJR offices.
Ensuring that people have access to the resources they need to achieve their goals, and are able to work to the goals they have in their lives, is important for creating a society where social mobility is possible. Elnari Potgieter, Project Leader for the South Africa Reconciliation Barometer at IJR, punts the importance of physical mobility.
It is evident that confronting the phenomenon of UN peacekeeping rape head-on is an urgent matter, which has been swept under the carpet by the organisation for the last decade. Tim Murithi, Head of the Justice and Reconciliation in Africa Programme at IJR, shares his views and concerns on the untold suffering and brutality on innocent civilians by United Nations (UN) peacekeepers.
In August 2016, IJR welcomed a new project to its portfolio titled, Social Dialogue for Agriculture (SDA) under the Building an Inclusive Society programme. Megan Roberts is Project Leader for the Social Dialogue for Agriculture Project at IJR, notes that while the SDA is still in its pilot phase, the successful implementation of the initiative carries the potential for significant learnings and the development of new tools that could be used not only in the agriculture sector but in many other sectors of South African society.
Students around the country, through various campus movements, have objected to the ways in which the present remains trapped by the past and how current inequalities and injustices particularly in education, are still being perpetuated through institutions and organisations in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Eleanor du Plooy, Project Leader for Ashley Kriel Youth Leadership Development Project at IJR shares her views and recommendations on why the issues raised by the students should be addressed.