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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 [...]

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 [...]

The cost of information

By | 2019-06-14T11:33:58+02:00 Jun 11th, 2019|Categories: News|

“Information may be power, but do you have the money to access this knowledge?” Whilst trying to educate myself on the recent controversy surrounding the public protector and her report on Pravin Gordhan, I came across an article in my Google search that seemed as if would explain the intricacies of the situation clearly to me. [...]

Media statement:The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation expresses its solidarity with the People of Sudan and calls for the Restoration of Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law

By | 2019-06-10T15:03:39+02:00 Jun 10th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

10 June 2019 The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) strongly condemns the violence in Sudan in response to the citizen movement for a restoration of democracy and the rule of law. Over 100 pro-democratic demonstrators have been killed, and a further 500 injured, by the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). The RSF is led by General [...]

Press release: Afrobarometer lays foundation for ‘next generation’ of giving voice to African citizens

By | 2019-06-10T14:49:33+02:00 Jun 6th, 2019|Categories: News, Press Releases|

Accra, Ghana 6 June 2019 Moving from pioneering project to pan-African institution, the research network Afrobarometer will enter its third decade with a new structure emphasizing partnership, capacity building, and sustainability, Executive Director E. Gyimah-Boadi said Thursday. The ambitious restructuring will provide firm footing for the independent network of about three dozen national partner organizations tracking [...]

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