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The Prospects for Social Cohesion, Healing and Reconciliation in Zimbabwe: Putting the NPRC to task

By | 2019-09-16T14:42:15+02:00 Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Abstract Forty years after independence from Britain, Zimbabwe is burdened by a history of violence and trauma whose effects continue to impede on efforts to build a socially cohesive and reconciled developmental state. A number of national attempts through policies and processes to promote peace and national reconciliation have, for various reasons, not succeeded to bridge [...]

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

By | 2019-09-16T11:58:56+02:00 Sep 16th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

Early this morning my phone beeps. The message is from my friend Rose in Juba, South Sudan. She is a devoted women’s rights activist.With the few resources at her disposal, she works day in, day out to contribute to building a better South Sudan for her children. Rose’s message reads: “My friend, now that you are [...]

IJR Media Statement: The Passing Away of Robert Gabriel Mugabe, Former President of Zimbabwe

By | 2019-09-06T16:32:32+02:00 Sep 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Attention Media Houses: For Immediate Release                                                                                                     [...]

The Death of Uyinene Mrwetyana and Sexual and Gender Based Violence in South Africa

By | 2019-09-05T14:05:29+02:00 Sep 5th, 2019|Categories: News|

At IJR, we condemn the gruesome rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana as a deplorable act. As an organisation that employs and regularly works with marginalised gender identities, we are hyper-cognizant of the deep trauma and pain that so often marks these identities in South Africa. In accordance with our values and vision, we hope that [...]

Looking into Social Cohesion 25 Years into our Democracy

By | 2019-09-03T10:30:31+02:00 Sep 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, News|

Looking into Social Cohesion 25 Years into our Democracy   Despite the steps taken to dismantle apartheid one of its lasting legacies has been a fractured and divided society. Race and class remain defining faultlines and South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world. The question remains: How do we build an [...]

Poem: The scream

By | 2019-09-02T10:33:19+02:00 Sep 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|

The other day, I let out a scream in broad daylight, mid morning in fact It was the scream I did not scream that night on the isar river, as I knelt on the pebbles waiting to be drowned almost 7 years ago   The other day i let out a scream so shrill and so [...]

Creating LGBTQIA+ inclusive workplaces

By | 2019-08-15T12:01:05+02:00 Aug 15th, 2019|Categories: News|

As a queer person – someone who doesn’t identify with established heterosexual norms as they  relate to gender or sexual identities –, negotiating space is exactly that: a negotiation. Everyday queer persons must negotiate our lives, safety, and our humanity in a world that does not see us or accept us in a world that does [...]

MEDIA STATEMENT: IJR Condemns the Criminalisation of Poverty in Cape Town

By | 2019-07-18T12:15:08+02:00 Jul 18th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

18 July 2019 On this Mandela Day, Madiba’s legacy should once again inspire South Africans to work tirelessly towards ensuring the dignity of all people regarding of race, class, or gender orientation. It also compels us to constantly ask whether our actions as individuals or institutions in a democratic South Africa continues to measure up against [...]

Visitors from outer space – or military aircraft made on Earth ?

By | 2019-06-24T15:01:17+02:00 Jun 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

The United States Navy will develop guidelines for pilots to report unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) — previously called unidentified flying objects (UFOs) — which enter into military-controlled air space, according to revelations from media company Politico, and The New York Times and The Washington Post. In a statement issued to Politico, the navy acknowledged that “there have been enough [...]

Sudan at a crossroads: The leadership of the African Union needs to be stepped up

By | 2019-06-19T10:54:09+02:00 Jun 19th, 2019|Categories: News|

When General Awad Ibn Auf from the Sudanese army announced the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir’s regime in April 2019, there was some sense of relief among the protesters who, for six consecutive days, had decided to remain in front of the military headquarters to witness the removal of one of the longest serving presidents on [...]

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